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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LONDON -- Real-life experience shows that stopping treatment with a long-acting beta-agonist does not worsen asthma control, or lead to any immediate decline in lung function.
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.
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.
Breo Ellipta contains the corticosteroid fluticasone furoate, as well as vilanterol, a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA).
Next, the researchers mixed the beta-agonist isoproterenol with three separate components of ginger: 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol or 6-shogaol.
Beta-agonist and hormone bans in beef and beta-agonist bans in pork by the EU stem from the application of the so-called "precautionary principle," which it has used to justify bans and restrictions on a number of agricultural production technologies.
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.

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