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 (ŏk′sē-mĭ-tăz′ə-lēn′, -mĕt′ə-zō-)
A vasoconstricting drug, C16H24N2O, that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride salt to reduce nasal congestion.

[(hydr)oxy + met(hyl) + (imid)azol(e) + -ine.]
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