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 (fĕn′əl-prō′pə-nŏl′ə-mēn′, fē′nəl-)
n. Abbr. PPA
An adrenergic drug, C9H13NO, that acts as a vasoconstrictor and has been used as a nasal decongestant, bronchodilator, and appetite suppressant. It has been largely withdrawn from the market because of a possible association with hemorrhagic stroke.


(ˌfɛn lˌproʊ pəˈnɒl əˌmin, -mɪn)

a substance, C9H13NO, related to ephedrine and amphetamine, available in various nonprescription diet aids as an appetite suppressant.
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Noun1.phenylpropanolamine - an adrenergic drug used in many preparations to relieve allergic reactions or respiratory infections; "drugs containing phenylpropanolamine are being recalled"
adrenergic, adrenergic drug - drug that has the effects of epinephrine


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7-46] Appetite suppressants that have been studied and found to be safe, effective, and of low abuse potential include diethylpropion hydrochloride (75 mg daily), mazindol (1 mg daily), phentermine hydrochloride, fenfluramine hydrochloride (d-fenfluramine and the racemic dl-fenfluramine), fluoxetine hydrochloride (60 to 80 mg daily), and phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride (75 mg daily, available over the counter)[7-46] (Table).
Most of these contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride or phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, alone or with an antihistamine.
One of Wyden's principal concerns has been appetite suppressants that contain phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride (PPA).