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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

n broncodilatador m
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A combination of bronchodilator agents is recommended and has additive effects.
As the disease progresses, it is often necessary to use two or more bronchodilator agents from different classes to obtain symptomatic relief.