xylometazoline


xylometazoline
xy·lo·met·a·zo·line .zī-lə-.met-ə-'zō-.lēn n a sympathomimetic agent with vasoconstrictive activity that is used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H24N2·HCl esp. as a topical nasal decongestant

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n.
a sympathomimetic drug that constricts blood vessels (see vasoconstrictor). It is rapidly acting and long lasting and is applied topically as a nasal decongestant in the relief of the common cold and sinusitis. Toxic effects are rare. Trade name: Otrivine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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