BENADRYL

n. brand name for an over-the-counter allergy medicine (antihistamine). Diphenhydramine is the generic name for this drug. In terms of treatment and relief, it blocks histamines which create allergic reactions and constrict nasal passageways.

BENADRYL: "As an antihistamine, Benadryl counteracts the allergy-causing effects of a histamine."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BENADRYL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/benadryl/ (accessed September 23, 2020).
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