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dipivefrin

 [di-piv´ah-frin]
an ester converted in the eye to epinephrine, lowering intraocular pressure by decreasing the production and increasing the outflow of aqueous humor; the hydrochloride salt is applied topically to the conjunctiva in treatment of open-angle or secondary glaucoma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dipivefrin

A SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat open angle GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Propine.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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