Decongestant


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word decongestant refers to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that relieve and/or reduce congestion such as mucus in the respiratory system. Sometimes the word decongestant is used to refer to relieving specifically nasal congestion.

Most allopathic decongestant drugs are sympathomimetic* drugs (typically in the form of drops, tablets or spays).



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