noun Physiology, Pharmacology.
- any of certain compounds or medicines that neutralize or inhibit the effect of in the body, used chiefly in the treatment of allergic disorders and colds.
- any drug that neutralizes the effects of histamine, used esp in the treatment of allergies
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- Any of several drugs used to counteract the physiological effects of histamine.
- Any of various drugs that relieve cold or allergy symptoms by blocking the action of histamine.
Drugs that counteract the effects of a substance in the body called histamine. The body releases histamine, which causes many of the symptoms associated with(sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose), in response to external agents such as .