inhaler

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inhaler

a device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma

inhaler

[in′hā·lər]
(medicine)
A device containing a solid medication through which air is drawn into the air passages.
An atomizer containing a liquid medication.
(mining engineering)
An apparatus, of different forms, for permitting the supply of fresh air to a miner.
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Average Percentage of Steps Completed Correctly By Nurses Demonstrating Delivery Devices Metered-dose inhaler (MDI) (7 steps) 77% MDI and spacer (6 steps) 58% MDI, spacer, and mask (6 steps) 45% Nebulizer (14 steps) 38% Dry powder inhaler (10 steps) 35% Note: Data based on a study group of 50 hospice nurses.
3M Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company that developed the first metered-dose inhaler over 35 years ago.
The unit can attach to most metered-dose inhalers compatible with both CFC and HFA MDI formulations.
FDA is proposing that seven drugs used in metered-dose inhalers no longer be considered essential for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Clinical studies indicate that up to half of the people who use metered-dose inhalers in this country do not use them correctly each time.
3M offers a full range of inhalation technology platforms from pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDI) to components - including cans, valves and dose counters.