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decongestant Syllabification: de·con·ges·tant
Pronunciation: /ˌdēkənˈjestənt/

Definition of decongestant in English:


(Chiefly of a medicine) used to relieve nasal congestion.
Example sentences
  • Most patients I see with this problem are taking some sort of western medication i.e. antihistamine, nasal decongestant spray or cortisone based inhalers.
  • For people with significant nasal congestion, a decongestant therapy may be prescribed.
  • You can also try using a nasal decongestant spray several hours before the flight.


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A decongestant medicine.
Example sentences
  • Tremor can be caused by some medicines, including heart medicines, decongestants, medicines for breathing problems, and tricyclic antidepressants.
  • Appropriate doses of analgesics, antipyretics and decongestants should be offered, as well as patient education about the chosen treatment strategy.
  • Management of these patients may include use of antihistamines, decongestants, or intranasal steroids.

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