phenylpropanolamine


phenylpropanolamine

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phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine .fen-əl-.prō-pə-'nȯl-ə-.mēn, -'nōl-; -nȯ-'lam-.ēn n a sympathomimetic agent that has been used in the form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl esp. as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke abbr. PPA

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n.
a sympathomimetic drug with actions similar to those of ephedrine. It is used as a nasal decongestant to relieve allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever, and colds, and is administered by mouth, in combination with other drugs. Side-effects may include dizziness, headache, digestive disorders, sweating, and thirst.

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phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine (fen″əl-pro″pə-nolґə-mēn) an adrenergic structurally and pharmacologically related to amphetamine and ephedrine, used as a vasoconstrictor and bronchodilator.

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