pseudoephedrine

noun pseu·do·ephed·rine \ ˌsü-dō-i-ˈfed-rən , British also -ˈe-fə-drən \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of pseudoephedrine

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

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First Known Use of pseudoephedrine

1889


Medical Dictionary

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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