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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.
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dipivefrinA SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat open angle GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Propine.
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