cyproheptadine
noun Etymology: cyclic + propyl + hepta- + piperidine Date: 1971 a histamine and serotonin antagonist C21H21N used especially in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergy symptoms and hives

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  • cyproheptadine — /suy proh hep teuh deen /, n. Pharm. a phenothiazine analogue, C21H21N, with antihistaminic action, used in the symptomatic treatment of hay fever and itching. [1970 75; CY(CLO ) + PRO(PYL) + HEPTA + (PIPERI)DINE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • cyproheptadine hydrochloride — A potent antagonist of histamine and serotonin, with H1 antihistaminic and antipruritic actions. * * * cy·pro·hep·ta·dine hy·dro·chlo·ride (si″pro hepґtə dēn) [USP] an antihistamine (H1 receptor antagonist) with sedative,… …   Medical dictionary

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