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phenylpropanolamine/phen·yl·pro·pa·nol·amine/ (-pro″pah-nol´ah-mēn) an adrenergic, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as a nasal and sinus decongestant, as an appetite suppressant, and in the treatment of stress incontinence.
n. Abbr. PPA
An adrenergic drug, C9H13NO, that acts as a vasoconstrictor and has been used as a nasal decongestant, bronchodilator, and appetite suppressant. It has been largely withdrawn from the market because of a possible association with hemorrhagic stroke.
a β-adrenergic agent used chiefly as a nasal and sinus decongestant in the form of the hydrochloride salt and to increase urethral pressure in the treatment of urinary incontinence.