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phenylpropanolamine

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noun phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine \ˌfe-nəl-ˌprō-pə-ˈnȯ-lə-ˌmēn, ˌfē-, -ˈnō-; -nȯ-ˈla-ˌmēn\

Definition of phenylpropanolamine

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

phenylpropanolamine

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noun phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine \ˌfen-əl-ˌprō-pə-ˈnȯl-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈnōl-; -nȯ-ˈlam-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of phenylpropanolamine

  1. :  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form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke—abbreviation PPA




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