phenylpropanolamine

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

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 and Etymology of phenylpropanolamine

phenyl + propane + 1-ol + amine


Medical Dictionary

phenylpropanolamine

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

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form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke abbreviation PPA

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