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- n. 2-(1-naphthylmethyl)-2-imidazoline hydrochloride, a sympathomimetic agent used as a vasoconstrictor.
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- n. vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation
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Vasoconstrictors, such as naphazoline, phenylephrine, oxymetazoline, and tetrahydrozoline, act as a temporary solution for the short-term relief of the vascular injection and redness.