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an·ti·his·ta·mine

(ăn′tē-hĭs′tə-mēn′, -mĭn, ăn′tī-)
n.
Any of various drugs used to counteract the physiological effects of histamine production in allergic reactions and colds.

an′ti·his′ta·min′ic (-mĭn′ĭk) adj.
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antihistamine

(ˌæntɪˈhɪstəˌmiːn; -mɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
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an•ti•his•ta•mine

(ˌæn tiˈhɪs təˌmin, -mɪn, ˌæn taɪ-)

n.
any of various synthetic compounds capable of blocking the action of histamines, used esp. for treating allergies and gastric ulcers.
[1930–35]
an`ti•his`ta•min′ic (-ˈmɪn ɪk) adj.
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an·ti·his·ta·mine

(ăn′tē-hĭs′tə-mēn′)
Any of various drugs that relieve cold or allergy symptoms by blocking the action of histamine in the body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and coldsantihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
Actifed - trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies
brompheniramine maleate, Dimetane - antihistamine (trade name Dimetane) used to treat hypersensitivity reactions (as rhinitis)
chlorpheniramine maleate, Chlor-Trimeton, Coricidin - an antihistamine (trade names Coricidin and Chlor-Trimeton)
cyproheptadine, Periactin - an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions
dimenhydrinate, Dramamine - antihistamine and antiemetic (trade name Dramamine) used to treat motion sickness
Dimetapp - trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to relieve nasal congestion and to treat rhinitis
Benadryl, diphenhydramine - antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness
Antivert, meclizine, meclizine hydrochloride - an antihistamine (trade name Antivert) used to treat or prevent motion sickness
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
methapyrilene - antihistamine used to treat allergic responses (as rhinitis or dermatitis or pruritus)
pheniramine - an antihistamine used in preparations to treat allergies and respiratory infections; used to treat rhinitis and skin rashes and pruritus
phenyltoloxamine - antihistamine included in some preparations used to treat coughing and nasal congestion
Phenergan, promethazine - antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness
pyrilamine - antihistamine used to treat rhinitis and pruritus
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Translations
antihistaminikum
antihistamin
antihistamiini
antihistamin
抗ヒスタミン剤
항히스타민제
antihistamin
ยาแก้แพ้ชนิดหนึ่ง
thuốc chữa dị ứng

antihistamine

[ˌæntɪˈhɪstəmɪn]
A. ADJantihistamínico
B. Nantihistamínico m
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antihistamine

[ˌæntiˈhɪstəmɪn] nantihistaminique m
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antihistamine

[ˌæntɪˈhɪstəmɪn] nantistaminico
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antihistamine

مُضاد للهِستاميـن antihistaminikum antihistamin Antihistaminikum αντιισταμινικό antihistamínico antihistamiini antihistaminique antihistamin antistaminico 抗ヒスタミン剤 항히스타민제 antihistaminicum antihistamin antyhistamina anti-histamínico антигистамин antihistamin ยาแก้แพ้ชนิดหนึ่ง antihistamin thuốc chữa dị ứng 抗组胺剂
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an·ti·his·ta·mine

n. antihistamina, medicamento usado en el tratamiento de reacciones alérgicas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

antihistamine

adj & n antihistamínico
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Conrad, Ph.D., from Virginia Commonwealth said that though the research drew a connection between two diseases that aren't commonly linked: allergy and cancer, it's important to realize that this connection is new and needed more research before they could confirm if antihistamines could be used effectively in cancer therapies.
Antihistamines can be classified as either first-generation (nonselective) or second-generation (peripherally selective) agents.
Most doctors recommend antihistamines as the best approach, especially when the problem is more systemic.
Effect of medications on symptoms of allergic rhinitis Symptoms Sneezing Rhinorrhoea Nasal Itching Ocular obstuction symptoms Intranasal +++ +++ +++ +++ ++ steroids Oral +++ +++ -- +++ + antihistamines Intranasal + + -- + -- antihistamines Intranasal -- -- +++ decongestants Anticholinergics -- +++ Leukotriene + + ++ ?
Eyewashes and eye 'brighteners' are general sales list (GSL), with the latter being an alternative to pharmacy (P)-medicines containing topical ocular decongestants or a decongestant and antihistamine. A topical mast cell stabiliser has been recently added to the GSL category (as well as being available as a P-medicine), and while P-medicine topical ocular antihistamines have been discontinued, oral antihistamines are available as GSL products and as P-medicines.
The omalizumab group also made significantly less use of rescue antihistamines.
While it's true that cancer cells can feed on histamine, there is no evidence that antihistamines will help fight cancer.
The guidelines note that intranasal antihistamines can be just as effective as oral second-generation antihistamines in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, although they generally are less effective than intranasal corticosteroids for both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.
Yanai categorizes antihistamines into three classes: fexofenadine, which does not cross the blood-brain barrier even at supratherapeutic doses; the "less sedating" antihistamines, which occupy roughly 20% or less of available cortical [H.sub.1] receptors and are associated with little cognitive impairment at their approved doses but cause dose-dependent impairment at higher doses or in conjunction with alcohol; and "more sedating" antihistamines, which bind to 50% or more of brain [H.sub.1] receptors at recommended doses.
Ear Nose Throat J 2006;85:510-15), Bhattacharyya and Kepnes describe an association between fatigue and nonsedating antihistamine and antibiotic use in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).
"Because we found no benefit for any of the studied interventions [using antihistamines or decongestants] for any of the outcomes measured and we found harm from the side effects of the interventions, we recommend that practitioners not use antihistamines, decongestants, or antihistamine/ decongestant combinations to treat otitis media with effusion in children," said Dr.
TRK-820 is a selective kappa opioid receptor agonist and is expected to be effective with its novel mechanism in treating itching which is resistant to conventional drugs such as antihistamines.