phenylpropanolamine

noun

phen·​yl·​pro·​pa·​nol·​amine ˌfe-nᵊl-ˌprō-pə-ˈnȯ-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce phenylpropanolamine (audio)
ˌfē-,
-ˈnō-;
-nȯ-ˈla-ˌmēn
: a sympathomimetic drug C9H13NO that has been used in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a nasal and bronchial decongestant and as an appetite suppressant but is now largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke

Examples of phenylpropanolamine in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

phenyl + propane + -ol entry 1 + amine

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phenylpropanolamine was in 1931

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“Phenylpropanolamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenylpropanolamine. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

phenylpropanolamine

noun
phen·​yl·​pro·​pa·​nol·​amine ˌfen-ᵊl-ˌprō-pə-ˈnȯl-ə-ˌmēn, -ˈnōl-; -nȯ-ˈlam-ˌēn How to pronounce phenylpropanolamine (audio)
: 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form of its hydrochloride C9H13NO·HCl especially as a nasal decongestant and appetite suppressant but has been largely withdrawn from use because of its link to hemorrhagic stroke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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