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(Science: chemical) A beta-adrenergic agonist. Nylidrin causes peripheral vasodilation, a positive inotropic effect, and increased gastric volume of gastric juice. It is used in the treatment of peripheral vascular disorders and premature labour.

Pharmacological action: adrenergic beta-agonists, sympathomimetic, tocolytic agents, vasodilator agents.

Chemical name: Benzenemethanol, 4-hydroxy-alpha-(1-((1-methyl-3-phenylpropyl)amino)ethyl)-