Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug, C10H17, used in its hydrochloride form as an antiviral agent and treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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  • noun A polycyclic amine, 1-aminoadamantane, that is an antiviral drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of adamantane, a hydrocarbon + –ine.]

Examples

  • An initial pilot study showed some promise for treatment of HCV infection with an antiviral drug called amantadine.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • These treatments include combination drug therapy with interferon and ribavirin Rebetron; a drug called amantadine; and a procedure called phlebotomy, or iron reduction therapy.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Store amantadine give providers magnacort some effects magnesium clofibrate originated.

    Rudy: Iraq Is "In The Hands Of Other People"

  • Europe and is intended acetazolamide should isolate amantadine.

    Rudy: Iraq Is "In The Hands Of Other People"

  • Be aware, though, that the current strain of swine flu is resistant to the two other approved antiviral drugs—amantadine and rimantadine.

    Do all flu drugs work against swine flu?

  • Be aware, though, that the current strain of swine flu is resistant to the two other approved antiviral drugs — amantadine and rimantadine.

    Do all flu drugs work against swine flu?

  • It is resistant to two other drugs, amantadine and rimantadine.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2009

  • The H5N1 virus that has caused human illness and death in Asia is resistant to amantadine and rimantadine, two antiviral medications commonly used for influenza.

    Bird flu

  • Joseph Domenech, the Food and Agriculture Organisation's chief veterinary officer, said that Chinese farmers 'use of a human antiviral medicine, amantadine, on their poultry risked creating resistance in the virus.

    Medpundit

  • Joseph Domenech, the Food and Agriculture Organisation's chief veterinary officer, said that Chinese farmers 'use of a human antiviral medicine, amantadine, on their poultry risked creating resistance in the virus.

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