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An antihistamine compound used to counter nausea (especially travel sickness), also used as a recreational drug.
- Italian researchers gave cruise-ship passengers 500 milligrams of ginger before embarkation and again every four hours during two days of rough seas; other passengers received the drug Dramamine.
- Have you ever noticed that Dramamine broken down is Drama Mine?
- Drugs like Dramamine work on the central nervous system, depressing the body's reaction to movement stimuli.
1940s: from dram- (of unknown origin) + amine.
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