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An adrenergic drug, C9H13NO2, that is a powerful vasoconstrictor and is used to relieve nasal congestion, dilate the pupils, and maintain blood pressure during anesthesia.
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(Pharmacology) pharmacol a drug that is used to ease congestion in the nasal passages and treat low blood pressure
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phen•yl•eph•rine(ˌfɛn lˈɛf rin, -rɪn, ˌfin-)
an alpha-adrenergic stimulant, C19H13NO2, used chiefly as a nasal decongestant.
[1945–50; phenyl + (epin) ephrine]
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