pseudoephedrine

noun
pseu·​do·​ephed·​rine | \ ˌsü-dō-i-ˈfed-rən How to pronounce pseudoephedrine (audio) , British also -ˈe-fə-drən \

Definition of pseudoephedrine

: an isomer of ephedrine used in the form of its hydrochloride or sulfate especially to relieve nasal congestion

Examples of pseudoephedrine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For allergies, there’s Allegra, Benadryl, and Claritin, plus epinephrine pens and pseudoephedrine, a decongestant. Troy Farah, Ars Technica, "Vicodin, ketamine, and caffeine: The ingredients of a good space pharmacy," 8 June 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020 There are also over-the-counter medications, like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), which can reduce milk production. Cassandra Willyard, New York Times, "How to Wean Your Child From Breastfeeding," 17 Apr. 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020 Court records stated Hardin was found in a national database that keeps track of individuals who purchase pseudoephedrine. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Pewaukee man was sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing meth at a Delafield Kwik Trip," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of pseudoephedrine

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Pseudoephedrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudoephedrine. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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pseudoephedrine

noun
pseu·​do·​ephed·​rine | \ -i-ˈfed-rən, British also -ˈef-ə-drən \

Medical Definition of pseudoephedrine

: a crystalline alkaloid C10H15NO that is isomeric with ephedrine and is administered chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C10H15NO·HCl or sulfate (C10H15NO)2·H2SO4 especially to relieve nasal congestion

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