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phenylpropanolamine

[fen-l-proh-puh-nol-uh-meen, -min] /ˌfɛn lˌproʊ pəˈnɒl əˌmin, -mɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a substance, C 9 H 1 3 NO, related to ephedrine and amphetamine, available in various popular nonprescription diet aids as an appetite suppressant.
Also called PPA.
Origin of phenylpropanolamine
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; phenyl + propane + -ol1 + -amine
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phenylpropanolamine in Medicine

phenylpropanolamine phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·a·mine (fěn'əl-prō'pə-nŏl'ə-mēn', fē'nəl-)
n.
An adrenergic drug that acts as a vasoconstrictor and is used as a nasal decongestant, a bronchodilator, an appetite suppressant, and a mild stimulant.

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