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(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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... as antiinflammatory agent for chronic treatment and adrenergic receptor agonists (albuterol etc) for acute treatment; these are used as BRONCHOdilators. Nitroglycerin is used as VASOdilator in episodic anginal chest pain and this is in tablet or spray form. Of course there is no risk ...

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by weesper
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nitroglycerine
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