decongestant decongestant  /dɪ kən ˈdʒɛ stənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion

Usage(s):

  1. So a decongestant spray like Neo-Synephrine is a good bet, but only if you use it for three days or less.
  2. The medicines contain pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that works by shrinking blood vessels in the nose, lungs and other mucous membranes.
  3. Perhaps: science has found that an amino acid in chicken acts as a decongestant.

News

  1. LATEST NEWS

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican 400-meter runner Dominique Blake has been banned from the track for six years after failing a dope test. Blake tested positive last year for methyhexaneamine, a stimulant that is commonly used as a nasal decongestant and banned in competition.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

  2. Jamaica bans runner Dominique Blake for 6 years

    Jamaica bans runner Dominique Blake for 6 years The Associated Press Published Jun 13, 2013 01:07PM MDT Kingston, Jamaica • Jamaican 400-meter runner Dominique Blake has been banned from the track for six years after failing a dope test. Blake tested positive last year for methyhexaneamine, a stimulant that is commonly used as a nasal decongestant and banned in competition. On Thursday, the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. "It's gradually got worse and I didn't get a good night's sleep last night. I struggled to feel the right positions in my swing," Westwood said. "I took a decongestant and it sent my head into a spin."
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Lee Westwood Source: Independent Online

  2. Bree Snr stated: "We believe that this negative test is the result of Andrew unwittingly taking a stimulant contained within an over-the-counter decongestant. Andrew has never knowingly taken a banned substance and abhors the use of performance...
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Andrew Bree Source: Belfast Telegraph

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