Definitions for oxymetazoline

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oxymetazoline


  1. oxymetazoline(Noun)

    A selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, developed from xylometazoline.


  1. Oxymetazoline

    Oxymetazoline is a selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, used in the form of Oxymetazoline hydrochloride, in products such as Afrin, Dristan, Nasivin, Logicin, Vicks Sinex, Visine L.R., Sudafed OM, and Zicam. It was developed from xylometazoline at E. Merck Darmstadt by Fruhstorfer in 1961. Oxymetazoline is generally available as a nasal spray.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Oxymetazoline

    A direct acting sympathomimetic used as a vasoconstrictor to relieve nasal congestion. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1251)


Find a translation for the oxymetazoline definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these oxymetazoline definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"oxymetazoline." STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for oxymetazoline? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for oxymetazoline:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.