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a sympathomimetic used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as a vasoconstrictor to decongest nasal and ocular mucosae.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
naphazolineAn ADRENERGIC drug that causes small blood vessels to constrict and thus reduces congestion in mucous membranes. It may be taken as a nasal spray. A brand name is Antistin Privine.
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