decongestant


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de·con·ges·tant

 (dē′kən-jĕs′tənt)
n.
A medication or treatment that decreases congestion, as of the sinuses.
adj.
Capable of relieving congestion.

decongestant

(ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt)
adj
(Medicine) relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
n
(Pharmacology) a decongestant drug

de•con•ges•tant

(ˌdi kənˈdʒɛs tənt)
adj.
1. relieving mucus congestion of the upper respiratory tract.
n.
2. a decongestant agent.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decongestant - a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nasal decongestant - a decongestant that provides temporary relief of nasal symptoms of the common cold and rhinitis and upper respiratory infections
Translations

decongestant

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒestənt] Nanticongestivo m, descongestionante m

decongestant

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt] ndécongestif m

decongestant

adjabschwellend
nabschwellendes Mittel; (drops etc) → Nasentropfen pl/-spray nt

decongestant

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt] ndecongestionante m

de·con·ges·tant

n. descongestionador, descongestionante.

decongestant

adj & n descongestionante m, descongestivo
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1 pharmacist-recommended products in the adult allergy, sinus and decongestant categories.
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Though simple nasal decongestant can be purchased without a medical prescription, unless it is used exactly as directed, people can become addicted to it, increasing their symptoms and destroying sensitive nasal tissue," said Dr Rehan Siddiqui, ENT Specialist, Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
Much of her dance life was spent on Claritin-D, a combination decongestant and antihistamine that brought her symptoms into line, though she admits the decongestant made her a bit jittery.
Yet Hernandez said more research is needed to see if there is an actual cause and effect relationship between decongestant use and preterm birth and if so, what element in the decongestant is producing this outcome.
Yet you can usually retrieve a nasal foreign body yourself, if you have several simple instruments (FIGURE 1) and a topical decongestant and anesthetic on hand.