Definition of Antihistamine

1. Noun. A medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site.




Definition of Antihistamine

1. Noun. A drug or substance that counteracts the effects of a histamine. Commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. ¹

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Definition of Antihistamine

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Medical Definition of Antihistamine

1. A drug that counteracts the action of histamine. The antihistamines are of two types. The conventional ones, as those used in allergies, block the H1 histamine receptors, whereas the others block the H2 receptors. Synonym: antihistaminic. (18 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Antihistamine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"The Panel makes no statement regarding the use of antihistamine and/or ... antihistamine and decongestant medications have been used separately or together ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 300-499, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(e) Any single antihistamine active ... and 341.14(a)(6) may be both the antihistamine and the antitussive active ..."

3. Hypochondriac's Guide to Tamiflu (Oseltamvir) for Bird Flu: Public by W Frederick Zimmerman (2006)
"The method requires the nasal administration of an antiviral composition, 25 optionally containing an antihistamine, and the concurrent oral administration ..."

4. Punitive Damages: Tort Reform & Fda Defenses: Hearings Before the Committee edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1995)
"Go down to the drugstore without a prescription and buy vitamin B-12 and a common antihistamine and take them. Also, the research shows that another reason ..."

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