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phenylephrine

[ fen-l-ef-reen, -rin, feen- ]
/ ˌfɛn lˈɛf rin, -rɪn, ˌfin- /
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noun Pharmacology.
an alpha-adrenergic stimulant, C19H13NO2, used chiefly as a nasal decongestant.
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Origin of phenylephrine

First recorded in 1945–50; phenyl + (epin)ephrine
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