"Antihistamines are like perfumes, they react with your body chemistry. What works for you won't necessarily work for your buddy."
"Antihistamines are like mitts. They catch the histamine molecules and prevent them from doing their dirty work."
"Antihistamines are like mixing blanks into regular ammunition...some shots will be live, some will be blanks. Steroids are like taking the firing pin out of the gun: it simply cannot fire anymore."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.