albuterol

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al·bu·ter·ol

 (ăl-byo͞o′tə-rôl′)
n.
A beta-adrenergic drug, C13H21NO3, used in the form of its sulfate as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Also called salbutamol.

[al(pha) + blend of but(yl) and -terol (ultimately shortening of (ar)terenol, norepinephrine hydrochloride, originally a trademark).]

albuterol

(ælˈbjuːtəˌrɒl)
n
a bronchodilator used by sufferers of asthma, emphysema, and other lung conditions, to treat symptoms such as wheezing or shortness of breath
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Noun1.albuterol - a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditionsalbuterol - 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
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
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albuterol

n salbutamol m, albuterol m
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Three hydrofluoroalkane (HFA)-propelled albuterol inhalers have been approved by the FDA: Proair HFA Inhalation Aerosol, Proventil HFA Inhalation Aerosol, and Ventolin HFA Inhalation Aerosol.
Ventolin HFA is a short-acting bronchodilator that relieves sudden symptoms associated with bronchoconstriction -- tightening of the muscles surrounding the airways that occurs during asthma attacks.
Individuals should talk to their physician to identify and opt for more cost-effective and effective asthma drugs including maintenance inhalers such as Asmanex, Pulmicort Flexhaler and Qvar, and rescue inhalers such as Ventolin HFA.
Atrovent HFA is the latest inhalation aerosol approved by the Food and Drug Administration after reformulation without CFCs; others include fluticasone HFA (Flovent HFA Inhalation Aerosol, GlaxoSmithKline) and two formulations of albuterol sulfate HFA (Proventil HFA, 3M Pharmaceuticals; Ventolin HFA, GlaxoSmithKline).
Ventolin HFA First aerosol MDI with an integrated dose counter, allowing parents and patients to track inhaler use more easily - a life-saving change.