bronchodilator


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bron·cho·di·la·tor

 (brŏng′kō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā-)
n.
A drug that widens the air passages of the lungs and eases breathing by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.

bronchodilator

(ˈbrɒŋkəʊdaɪˌleɪtə)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug or other agent that causes dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle: used, esp in the form of aerosol sprays, for the relief of asthma

bron•cho•di•la•tor

(ˌbrɒŋ koʊ daɪˈleɪ tər, -dɪ-)

n.
a substance that acts to dilate constricted bronchial tubes to aid breathing.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
albuterol, Proventil, Ventolin - a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness
aminophylline - a theophylline derivative that is used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of bronchial asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis
Atrovent, ipratropium bromide - an inhaled bronchodilator (trade name Atrovent)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Alupent, metaproterenol - a bronchodilator (trade name Alupent) used to treat asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects include tachycardia and shakiness
Elixophyllin, Slo-Bid, Theobid, theophylline - a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator
ephedrine - white odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra (especially Ephedra sinica) or made synthetically; used as a bronchodilator to treat bronchitis and asthma
Translations

bron·cho·di·la·tor

n. broncodilatador, medicamento que dilata el calibre de un bronquio;
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bronchodilator

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Group A: Start with single bronchodilator (short-or long-acting), escalate to alternative class of bronchodilator if necessary.
There were also clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in lung function when used in combination with two commonly used bronchodilators when compared to either bronchodilator given on its own.
The most common clinically observed side effects of adrenergic bronchodilators are tremor, tachycardia, tolerance to bronchodilator effect, loss of bronchoprotection, nervousness, worsening ventilation to perfusion ratio, hypokalemia, and sensitivity to additives and propellants.
Patients were randomized to once-daily indacaterol (a long-acting beta-agonist [LABA] bronchodilator) and glycopyrronium (a long-acting muscarinic antagonist [LAMA] bronchodilator), or to twice-daily salmeterol, also a LABA bronchodilator, and the inhaled glucocorticoid fluticasone.
Ultibro Breezhaler 110/50 mcg is a once-daily LABA/LAMA+ dual bronchodilator approved in the European Union (EU) as a maintenance bronchodilator treatment to relieve symptoms in adult patients with COPD.
People suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have something to hope for with the availability of first-in-class once-daily dual bronchodilator in the country.
The researchers observed no difference in bronchodilator use among patients with risk factors for asthma, including family history of asthma, personal history of wheezing or eczema, and smoke exposure.
It said Ephedrine is a decongestant and bronchodilator.
Patients referred to the pulmonary function test laboratory for spirometry with bronchodilator reversibility at the hospital during the above said period were enrolled.
With a case-control design, 2,711 mothers of infants with oral clefts and 6,482 mothers of infants with no malformations in 10 states were interviewed between 1997 and 2005 about bronchodilator use for asthma during and just before pregnancy.
These compounds represent a new class of bronchodilator that work through an entirely different mechanism than beta-agonists like albuterol, salmeterol and formoterol," added Robinett.
Self-reported asthma status and bronchodilator use improved in subjects consuming low-and high-dose emulsion between week 2 and week 4 (p [less than] 0.