from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vasoconstricting drug, C16H24N2O, that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride salt to reduce nasal congestion.
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- n. A selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, developed from xylometazoline.
(hydr)oxy + met(hyl) + (imid)azol(e) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)