phenylephrine

noun
phen·​yl·​eph·​rine | \ˌfe-nᵊl-ˈe-ˌfrēn, -frən\

Definition of phenylephrine 

: 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

First Known Use of phenylephrine

circa 1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenylephrine

phenyl + epinephrine

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phenylephrine

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

Medical Definition of phenylephrine 

: 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

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing phenylephrine include Actifed and Neo-Synephrine.

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