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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


amantadine hydrochloride  listen  (uh-MAN-tuh-deen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  A drug used to treat infections caused by the influenza A virus. It blocks the ability of the virus to infect cells and to make more virus particles. It is also used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson disease. Amantidine hydrochloride is a type of antiviral agent.