Definition of Cyproheptadine

1. Noun. An antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions.

Exact synonyms: Periactin
Generic synonyms: Antihistamine
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Cyproheptadine

1. Noun. An antihistaminic, anticholinergic and antiserotonergic agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cyproheptadine

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Medical Definition of Cyproheptadine

1. A serotonin antagonist and a histamine h1 blocker used as antipruritic, appetite stimulant, antiallergic, and for the post-gastrectomy dumping syndrome, etc. Pharmacological action: anti-allergic agents, antipruritics, gastrointestinal agents, histamine h1 antagonists, serotonin antagonists. Chemical name: Piperidine, 4-(5H-dibenzo(a,d)cyclohepten-5-ylidene)-1-methyl- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyproheptadine

cypriniform
cypriniform fish
cypriniformes
cypriniforms
cyprinodont
cyprinodontiformes
cyprinodonts
cyprinoid
cyprinoids
cypripedia
cypripedium
cypripediums
cypris
cyprodime
cyproheptadine (current term)
cyproheptadine hydrochloride
cyproheptadines
cyproterones
cypruses
cypsela
cypselae
cypselas
cypseliform
cyrilla
cyrilla family
cyrilovite

Literary usage of Cyproheptadine

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Direct effects of cyproheptadine on pituitary GH synthesis and release were investigated. ... However, the same concentrations of cyproheptadine produced a ..."

2. Emergency And Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels For Selected Submarine by Best, National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"Prevention of high altitude-induced testicular disturbances by previous treatment with cyproheptadine in male rats. Arch. Androl. 24(2):201-205. ..."

3. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"Adverse interaction of paroxetine and cyproheptadine [letter]. J Clin Psychiatry 1995;56(9):433-4. 599. Marchiando RJ, Cook MD, Jue SG. ..."

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