decongestant

Definitions of decongestant
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n a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion

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nasal decongestant
a decongestant that provides temporary relief of nasal symptoms of the common cold and rhinitis and upper respiratory infections
Actifed
trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies
Dimetapp
trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to relieve nasal congestion and to treat rhinitis
Privine, Sudafed, naphazoline
vasoconstrictor (trade names Privine and Sudafed) used in nasal sprays to treat symptoms of nasal congestion and in eyedrops to treat eye irritation
Type of:
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

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