amantadine(redirected from 1-aminoadamantane)
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A drug, C10H17, used in its hydrochloride form as an antiviral agent and treatment for Parkinson's disease.
[Alteration of adamantane, a hydrocarbon + -ine.]
(Pharmacology) an antiviral drug used in the treatment of some types of influenza and to reduce some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease
[C20: a blend of amine + adamantane the chemical compound from which it is derived]
a water-soluble crystalline substance, C10H17NHCl, that inhibits penetration of viruses into cells and is used against certain types of influenza and in the treatment of parkinsonism.
[1960–65; coinage appar. based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane]