phenylephrine

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noun phen·yl·eph·rine \-ˈe-ˌfrēn, -frən\

Definition of phenylephrine

  1. :  a sympathomimetic agent C9H13NO2 that is used in the form of its hydrochloride as a vasoconstrictor, a mydriatic, a nasal decongestant, and by injection to raise the blood pressure

Origin and Etymology of phenylephrine

phenyl + epinephrine


First Known Use: circa 1947


Medical Dictionary

phenylephrine

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noun phen·yl·eph·rine \ˌfen-əl-ˈef-ˌrēn, -rən\

Medical Definition of phenylephrine

  1. :  a sympathomimetic agent with vasoconstrictive properties that is used in the form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO2·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and mydriatic and to raise blood pressure Trademarks for preparations containing phenylephrine include Actifed and Neo-Synephrine.


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