a synthetic, amphetamine-like, crystalline drug, CHNOHCl, that constricts the blood vessels, used in nasal decongestants, diet pills, cough medicines, etc.
in full phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride
Origin of phenylpropanolaminephenyl + propan(e) + -ol + amine
An adrenergic drug, C9H13NO, that acts as a vasoconstrictor and has been used as a nasal decongestant, bronchodilator, and appetite suppressant. It has been largely withdrawn from the market because of a possible association with hemorrhagic stroke.