Antihistamine

From PsychonautWiki
(Redirected from Anti-histamine)
Jump to: navigation, search
Songbird-egg.svg

This article is a stub.

As such, it may contain incomplete or wrong information. You can help by expanding it.

The structure of Histamine

Antihistamines are pharmaceutical drugs that inhibits the action of histamine by either blocking its attachment to histamine receptors or inhibiting the enzymatic activity of histidine decarboxylase which catalyzes the transformation of histidine into histamine. Anti-histamines are commonly used for the relief of allergies[1] and sometimes for their psychoactive effects.

Pharmacology

Pill bottle-o.png

This pharmacology section is incomplete.

You can help by adding to it.

Most antihistamines have inverse agonistic effects upon histamine receptors.

Examples

Antihistamines are seen throughout organic chemistry including psychoactive and anti-allergenic compounds.

See also

External links

Literature

References

  1. Sicherer, Scott H. M.D., Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergy. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 ISBN 0-8018-8492-6.