diphenhydramine


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di·phen·hy·dra·mine

 (dī′fĕn-hī′drə-mēn′, -mĭn)
n.
A sedating antihistamine drug, C17H21NO, used usually in the form of its hydrochloride to treat symptoms of colds and allergic conditions, motion sickness, insomnia, and parkinsonism.
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diphenhydramine

(ˌdaɪfɛnˈhaɪdrəˌmiːn)
n
a compound used in medicines, in the form of diphenhydramine hydrochloride, as an antihistamine, sedative, and anticholinergic
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Noun1.diphenhydramine - antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sicknessdiphenhydramine - antihistamine (trade name Benadryl) used to treat allergic reactions involving the nasal passages (hay fever) and also to treat motion sickness
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
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diphenhydramine

n. difenhidramina, nombre comercial Benadryl, antihistamínico.
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diphenhydramine

n difenhidramina
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Motion Sickness Drugs: Dimenhydrinate, Diphenhydramine, Meclizine, Promethazine, Scopolamine
Patients undergo another round of counseling to understand the meaning of the experience, followed by a second dose, either 40 mg per 70 kg psilocybin or 100 mg diphenhydramine, at week 8.
"Adverse effects associated with topical application of Diphenhydramine include mild stinging, allergic reactions such as rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat, and skin irritation.
The older antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine are very effective in blocking the actions of histamines, but their use has been limited by the adverse effects mainly associated with sedation and anticholinergic activity.
If the owner forgot or the oral form doesn't work for some reason we may give injectable diphenhydramine just before the vaccination.
The aim of this work is to apply thin layer chromatography combined with densitometry to examine the contents of diphenhydramine during heating and exposure to UV light.
The liver biopsy was consistent with DILI and after ascertainment of an exhaustive mediation history diphenhydramine was identified as the only possible culprit.
Diphenhydramine, meanwhile, used in ZzzQuil, "has become wildly popular with consumers to get to sleep.
An autopsy showed Daniel died of diphenhydramine intoxication before the crash and ruled the death a homicide.
Take an antihistamine containing diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine if the itching or swelling is uncomfortable.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Intravenous metoclopramide and diphenhydramine given together provided more effective headache relief than did codeine in pregnant women who did not respond initially to acetaminophen in an obstetrical triage unit.
SAN FRANCISCO--Intravenous metoclopramide and diphenhydramine given together provided more effective headache relief than did codeine in pregnant women who did not respond initially to acetaminophen in an obstetrical triage unit.