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bron·cho·di·la·tor(brŏng′kō-dī-lā′tər, -dĭ-, -dī′lā-)
A drug that widens the air passages of the lungs and eases breathing by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.
(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-)
a substance that acts to dilate constricted bronchial tubes to aid breathing.
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|Noun||1.||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
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
n. broncodilatador, medicamento que dilata el calibre de un bronquio;
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