phenylpropanolamine


phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine

noun \ˌfe-nəl-ˌprō-pə-ˈn-lə-ˌmēn, ˌfē-, -ˈnō-; -n-ˈla-ˌmēn\

Definition of PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

:  a sympathomimetic drug C9H13NO used in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a nasal and bronchial decongestant and as an appetite suppressant

Origin of PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

phenyl + propane + 1-ol + amine
First Known Use: 1947

phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine

noun \ˌfen-əl-ˌprō-pə-ˈnl-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈnōl-; -n-ˈlam-ˌēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

: a sympathomimetic agent that has been used in the form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke—abbreviation PPA

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