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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 It has been largely withdrawn from the market because of a possible association with hemorrhagic stroke.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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For example, pseudoephedrine and norephedrine were removed from the list in 2003 but in 2013, the first substance was reintroduced with a different dosage.
Ephedra species contain alkaloids of biological relevance: E, PE, norephedrine, norpseudoephedrine, methylephedrine, and methylpseudoephedrine.
3,7] Fresh khat contains an average of 36 mg cathinone, 120 mg cathine, and 8 mg norephedrine per 100 g of leaves.
The main components of khat are cathinone ([alpha]-aminopropiophenone), cathine (norpseudoephedrine), and norephedrine.
Cathinone is not very stable and breaks down to produce cathine and norephedrine which belong to the phenylpropanolamine family, a subset of the phenethylamines and the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Keywords: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, biotransformation, L-PAC, benzaldehydeINTRODUCTIONPhenylacetylcarbinol (L-PAC) or a-hydroxy-benzyl methyl ketone is an important intermediate for the production of L-ephedrine, norephedrine, pseudoephedrine, nor-pseudoephedrine, amphetamine, adrenaline, phenylpropanolamine methamphetamine and phenyl-amine (Abourashedet al.
El-Shazly and co-workers in 2005 isolated norephedrine (81), ammodendrine (82) and haloxynine (83) from H.
MIBG is a structural and functional analogue of norephedrine, taken up by adrenergic neoplasms including phaeochromocytomas, neuroblastomas and paragangliomas Whole-body imaging allows the detection of multifocal disease, extra-adrenal phaeochromocytomas (paragangliomas), metastatic disease and residual/ recurrent tumour.
The ban included any dietary supplements that contain Ephedra, ephedrine, norephedrine, ma huang, Sida cordifolia, or pinellia (Richter 2003).
Poor detection of MAMP exposure prompted our laboratory to investigate 3 potential alternative meconium biomarkers of prenatal MAMP exposure: p-hydroxymethamphetamine (pOHMAMP), p-hydroxyamphetamine (pOHAMP), and norephedrine (NOREPH) (Fig.