/duy'men huy"dreuh nayt'/, n. Pharm.
a synthetic, crystalline, antihistamine powder, C17H22NO·C7H6ClN4O2, used in the treatment of allergic disorders and as a preventive for seasickness and airsickness.
[1945-50; DIME(THYL) + (AMI)N(E) + HYDR(AM)INE + -ATE2]

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      antihistamine used to treat nausea, chiefly that which occurs in motion sickness, and also in the symptomatic treatment of vertigo, such as in Ménière syndrome (Ménière disease), a disease of the inner ear. Dimenhydrinate, a synthetic drug introduced into medicine in 1949, is administered orally in tablet or syrup form. Its duration of action is about four hours. The most common side effect is drowsiness.

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Universalium. 2010.

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