[ok-see-muh-taz-uh-leen, -met-uh-zoh-]

noun Pharmacology.

a sympathomimetic drug, C16H24N2O, used as a topical, long-lasting nasal decongestant.

Origin of oxymetazoline

by rearrangement of parts of one of its chemical names
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oxymetazoline in Medicine


[ŏk′sē-mĭ-tăzə-lēn′, -mĕtə-zō-]


A vasoconstricting drug that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride to reduce nasal congestion.
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