beta-agonist


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be·ta-ag·o·nist

 (bā′tə-ăg′ə-nĭst, bē′-)
n.
An agent, such as albuterol, that stimulates beta-receptors in the autonomic nervous system.
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Black adults with asthma did not see significant differences in time to exacerbation after adding a long-acting beta-agonist to their inhaled corticosteroid treatment, compared with adding tiotropium, according to results from a randomized, open-label trial.
manufacturers sell to customers that require verification that the meat is derived from animals that were never fed beta-agonists, and is free of beta-agonist residues.
It is produced under a USDA Process Verification Program that ensures no beta-agonist growth promotants.
Intermittent asthma is categorized by less than 2 episodes of respiratory symptoms requiring the use of a rescue/short-acting beta-agonist inhaler per week.
The compounds or a control substance were combined and administered with the beta-agonist bronchodilator drug isoproterenol.
Next, the researchers mixed the beta-agonist isoproterenol with three separate components of ginger: 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol or 6-shogaol.
18) New Zealand suffered a further epidemic of asthma deaths between 1976 and the late 1980s, following the introduction of inhaled fenoterol, another potent nonspecific beta-agonist.
Although, the EU ban on beta-agonists is still in place, the European Food Safety Agency's recent positive opinion concerning Elanco's own Ractopamine beta-agonist product Paylean is viewed by Simmons as a good step in the pro-technology direction.
Mike Ward of Ambrian Partners said the approval bar for new drugs containing a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), like Advair, had also effectively been raised by a recent furor over LABA safety.
A new study has found the addition of long-acting beta-agonist therapy to be the most effective of three step-up, or supplemental, treatments for children whose asthma is not well controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids alone.
Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (Advair) is a combination product of the corticosteroid fluticasone with the long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator salmeterol.
And according to a 2004 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, regular use of beta-agonist drugs for asthma not only causes tolerance to the drugs themselves, but increases airway inflammation compared to placebo use.

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