Definition of isoprenaline in English:

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isoprenaline

Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈprɛnəliːn/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic derivative of adrenaline, used for the relief of bronchial asthma and pulmonary emphysema.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1950s: from elements of the systematic name N-isopropylnoradrenaline.

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Line breaks: iso|pren¦aline

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