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Bronchodilator

Bronchodilator

(Science: pharmacology) a medication that acts to dilate (enlarge) the lumen of the airway to allow the unrestricted passage of air. These medications are commonly given to those with asthma who manifest wheezing.

Examples include: theophylline, aminophylline, adrenaline, Alupent, metaproterenol, isoproterenol, Ventolin, Proventil, bitolterol, salmeterol, pirbuterol and albuterol.

See: wheezing.


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