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form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke—abbreviation PPA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