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Related to phenylpropanolamine: Phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride
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 It has been largely withdrawn from the market because of a possible association with hemorrhagic stroke.
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phen•yl•pro•pan•ol•a•mine(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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|Noun||1.||phenylpropanolamine - an adrenergic drug used in many preparations to relieve allergic reactions or respiratory infections; "drugs containing phenylpropanolamine are being recalled"|
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