Definition of Decongestants

1. Noun. (plural of decongestant) ¹



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Definition of Decongestants

1. decongestant [n] - See also: decongestant

Medical Definition of Decongestants

1. Drugs that shrink the swollen membranes in the nose and make it easier to breath. Decongestants can be taken orally or by nasal spray. Decongestant nasal spray should not be used for more than five days without the doctor s advice, and if so, usually only when accompanied by a nasal steroid. Many decongestant nasal sprays often cause a rebound effect if taken too long. A rebound effect is the worsening of symptoms when a drug is discontinued. This is a result of a tissue dependence on the medication. Decongestants should not be used by patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) unless under doctor's supervision. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decongestants

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deconfigured
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deconfiguring
deconfine
deconfined
deconfinement
deconfining
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deconflicted
deconflicting
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decongestant
decongestants (current term)
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deconsecrated
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Literary usage of Decongestants

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1. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
""This is accomplished by restoring patency (with oral and topical nasal decongestants or corticosteroids or cromolyn sodium nasal spray), controlling nasal ..."

2. Your Guide to Healthy Sleep by National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (2004)
"These factors range from well-known stimulants, such as coffee, to certain pain relievers, decongestants, and other culprits. Many people depend on the ..."

3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"... and decongestants, some of which have been found to induce impaired coordination, cardiovascular effects, addiction, and inflammation of the lower ..."

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