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oxymetazoline

[ok-see-muh-taz-uh-leen, -met-uh-zoh-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a sympathomimetic drug, C16H24N2O, used as a topical, long-lasting nasal decongestant.
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Origin of oxymetazoline

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

oxymetazoline

(ŏk′sē-mĭ-tăzə-lēn′, -mĕtə-zō-)
n.
  1. A vasoconstricting drug that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride to reduce nasal congestion.
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