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.
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decongestant

(ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt)
adj
(Medicine) relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
n
(Pharmacology) a decongestant drug
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de•con•ges•tant

(ˌdi kənˈdʒɛs tənt)
adj.
1. relieving mucus congestion of the upper respiratory tract.
n.
2. a decongestant agent.
[1945–50]
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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
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Translations

decongestant

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒestənt] Nanticongestivo m, descongestionante m
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decongestant

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt] ndécongestif m
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decongestant

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

[ˌdiːkənˈdʒɛstənt] ndecongestionante m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

de·con·ges·tant

n. descongestionador, descongestionante.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

decongestant

adj & n descongestionante m, descongestivo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Peach Ethical Vapour Rub Combining white petroleum and camphor with eucalyptus and menthol, this decongestant is a bargain but effective.
"Some products that contain decongestant may improve nasal symptoms in children, but their safety, especially in young children, is unclear."
I included a natural decongestant and pain reliever.
It was said instead he was given a legal decongestant via a nebulizer - a claim UKAD has been able to neither prove nor disprove because of a lack of medical records.
Case in point: phenylephrine, marketed as a nasal decongestant. To understand how phenylephrine (PE) became so popular, we'll have to go backwards a bit, to 1994, when the FDA published a list of nasal decongestant products that it considered safe and effective.
The relationship between the short-term decrease in the inferior concha volume with topical decongestant agents and the results obtained with long-term INSS therapy were investigated with regard to peak nasal inspiratory flow (PNIF) values in our study.
We frequently recommend ipratropium nasal spray in our office, as it is an effective, non-addictive nasal decongestant. It is available in 2 strengths, .03% and .06%, and we usually prescribe 2 sprays in each nostril, 2 to 3 times a day, as needed.
It also included several assorted OTC brands including Coldrex (cold and flu treatment) across the EEA, and Panodil (pain relief), Nezeril (nasal decongestant), and Nasin (nasal decongestant) in Sweden.
Q My nose is constantly stuffy, and I use a decongestant spray to ease the problem.
* Take a pain reliever like paracetamol or ibuprofen to fight off the headache and body pains, and a decongestant and/or antihistamine to relieve your nasal congestion and discharge.
Our second patient, a newborn boy, responded well to conservative treatment with a nasal decongestant, lacrimal sac massage, and warm compresses.