Definition of bronchodilator in English:

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bronchodilator

Pronunciation: /ˌbrɒŋkə(ʊ)dʌɪˈleɪtə/

noun

Medicine
A drug that causes widening of the bronchi, for example any of those taken by inhalation for the alleviation of asthma.
Example sentences
  • Essential drug and medical supplies were supplemented to include oxygen, intravenous fluids, parenteral antibiotics, bronchodilators, and drugs for gynaecological and obstetric emergencies.
  • This disease responds to asthma medications such as bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids.
  • Inhalation of bronchodilators and corticosteroids is the mainstay of treatment for patients with asthma.

Derivatives

bronchodilation

noun
Example sentences
  • Albuterol-induced bronchodilation is another suitable pharmacodynamic response in that it mimics clinical use as treatment for bronchospasm that is already present.
  • Many of these studies have used albuterol-induced bronchodilation as the pharmacodynamic response measured.
  • In addition to steroids, albuterol should be used for bronchodilation because of its short onset of action.

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