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apraclonidine

 [ap″rah-klon´ĭ-dēn]
an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist used to reduce intraocular pressure in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and the treatment and prevention of ocular hypertension; administered topically to the conjunctiva as the hydrochloride salt.

apraclonidine

/ap·ra·clon·i·dine/ (ap″rah-klon´ĭ-dēn) an α agonist used as the hydrochloride salt to reduce intraocular pressure in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

apraclonidine

A drug used in the treatment of GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Iopidine.

apraclonidine (ap´rəklon´idēn),

n brand name: Iopidine;
drug class: selective α2-adrenergic agonist;
action: reduces intraocular pressure;
uses: control or prevention of increases in intraocular pressure related to laser surgery of eye.
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