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Used as an α-adrenergic blocking agent for treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Synonym(s): thymoxamine


Moxisylyte, a drug that widens blood vessels (vasodilator) and may be useful in the management of RAYNAUD'S DISEASE. A brand name is Opilon.

alpha-adrenergic antagonist 

An adrenergic blocking agent which produces miosis and a slight reduction in intraocular pressure. It is used mainly to reverse the mydriatic effect of sympathomimetic drugs (e.g. phenylephrine hydrochloride), or even some antimuscarinic drugs (e.g. tropicamide). Common agents include dapiprazole and moxisylyte (thymoxamine). Syn. alpha-blocker. See sympatholytic drugs.