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antihistamine (plural antihistamines)
- (pharmacology) A drug or substance that counteracts the effects of a histamine. Commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies.
- 1946 December 1, British journal of pharmacology and chemotherapy, volume 1, number 4, page 278:
- Perhaps the most striking method of demonstrating the effect of antihistamine substances is to use them to protect guinea-pigs against the action of histamine sprayed into the air from an atomizer.
- See also Thesaurus:antihistamine
drug or substance