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amantadine hydrochloride

Pronunciation: ă-man′tă-dēn hī′drō-klōr′īd

Definition: An antiviral agent used to treat influenza; also used to treat parkinsonism, in which it increases dopamine release and reduces its reuptake into dopaminergic nerve terminals of substantia nigra neurons.

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