oxymetazoline

oxymetazoline

[ok-see-muh-taz-uh-leen, -met-uh-zoh-]
noun Pharmacology.
a sympathomimetic drug, C 1 6 H 2 4 N 2 O, used as a topical, long-lasting nasal decongestant.

Origin:
by rearrangement of parts of one of its chemical names

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oxymetazoline ox·y·me·taz·o·line (ŏk'sē-mĭ-tāz'ə-lēn', -mět'ə-zō-)
n.
A vasoconstricting drug that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride salt to reduce nasal congestion.

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