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pseudoephedrine

[soo-doh-i-fed-rin, -ef-i-dreen, -drin] /ˌsu doʊ ɪˈfɛd rɪn, -ˈɛf ɪˌdrin, -drɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a dextrorotatory, isomeric compound, C 1 0 H 1 5 NO, used as a nasal decongestant.
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  • It is generally made by cooking ammonia, lithium and pseudoephedrine, a decongestant.
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pseudoephedrine

/ˌsjuːdəʊˈɛfɪˌdriːn; -ˌdrɪn/
noun
1.
a drug similar in action to ephedrine, used extensively as a decongestant
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