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Medical Term:

alprostadil

Pronunciation: al-pros′tă-dil

Definition: A vasodilator used for palliative therapy to maintain patency of the ductus arteriosus in neonates with congenital heart defects temporarily.

Synonym(s): prostaglandin E1

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