/euh man"teuh deen'/, n. Pharm.
a water-soluble crystalline substance, C10H17NHCl, used as an antiviral and antiparkinsonian drug.
[1960-65; coinage appar. based on the chemical name 1-aminoadamantane; see AMINO-, ADAMANTANE]

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