phenylephrine

phenylephrine

[fen-l-ef-reen, -rin, feen-]
noun Pharmacology.
an alpha-adrenergic stimulant, C 1 9 H 1 3 NO 2 , used chiefly as a nasal decongestant.

Origin:
1945–50; phenyl + (epin)ephrine

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phenylephrine phen·yl·eph·rine (fěn'əl-ěf'rēn, fē'nəl-)
n.
An adrenergic drug that is a powerful vasoconstrictor and is used to relieve nasal congestion, dilate the pupils, and maintain blood pressure during anesthesia.

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