noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic derivative of adrenaline, used for the relief of bronchial asthma and pulmonary emphysema.
- With few exceptions, the order of potency on adrenoceptors is noradrenaline, adrenaline, isoprenaline, while on the adrenoceptor, the order is reversed.
- A quick puff of isoprenaline and asthma sufferers experiencing an attack or shortage of breath were breathing evenly again just 30s after inhaling the drug.
- Difficulty in obtaining the raw material for isoprenaline has driven the recommendation of low dose epinephrine as an alternative treatment.
1950s: from elements of the systematic name N-isopropylnoradrenaline.
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