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A bronchodilator drug, C11H17NO3, used as an inhaler in its sulfate form to treat asthma and other conditions associated with bronchospasm.

[meta- + pro(pyl) + (Ar)terenol, a trademark for norepinephrine hydrochloride.]
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Noun1.metaproterenol  - a bronchodilator (trade name Alupent) used to treat asthma and emphysema and other lung conditionsmetaproterenol - 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
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
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We searched MEDLINE (1966-2000), EMBASE (1974-2000), and The Cochrane Library (through August 2000) using the key words "bronchitis" or "cough", together with the terms "adrenergic beta-agonist (exp)," "bronchodilator agents (exp)," "sympathomimetic (exp)," "albuterol," "salbutamol," "bitolterol," "isoetharine," "metaproterenol," "pirbuterol," "salmeterol," "terbutaline," "fenoterol," "formoterol," or "procaterol" (note that albuterol and salbutamol are the same compound).