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

Origin and Etymology of phenylephrine

phenyl + epinephrine


Medical Dictionary

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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