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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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Other CFC-based medications include the corticosteroids triamcinolone and flunisolide, the mast cell stabilizers cromolyn and nedocromil, and the [beta]-agonists metaproterenol, pirbuterol, and combined albuterol-ipratropium.
The seven MDI drugs include: flunisolide (Forest's Aerobid), triamcinolone (Kos' Azmacort), metaproterenol (Boehringer Ingelheim's Alupent), pirbuterol (3M's Maxair), cromolyn (King's Intal), nedocromil (King's Tilade) and the combination of albuterol and ipratropium (Boehringer's Combivent).
Metaproterenol (Alupent Inhalation Aerosol[R]) is another selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist bronchodilator.
Albuterol or metaproterenol are safe alternatives given how long these drugs have been available.
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).