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phenylpropanolamine

[ fen-l-proh-puh-nol-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ˌfɛn lˌproʊ pəˈnɒl əˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C9H13NO, related to ephedrine and amphetamine, available in various popular nonprescription diet aids as an appetite suppressant. Abbreviation: PPA
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Origin of phenylpropanolamine

First recorded in 1945–50; phenyl + propane + -ol1 + -amine
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