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adrenergic

[‚ad·rə′nər·jik]
(physiology)
Describing the chemical activity of epinephrine or epinephrine-like substances.
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[[beta].sub.2] adrenergic agents, in addition to their bronchodilatory activity, can also reduce mediator release (Wanner et al.
Corticosteroids are often found in combination with long-acting beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilators in inhaler devices (see Table 1).
Another combination maintenance inhaler consists of an anticholinergic medication and a short-acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist.
* Corticosteroid plus short-acting beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilator
* Anticholinergic bronchodilator plus short-acting beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilator
Rescue Inhalers: Short-Acting Beta-2 Adrenergic Bronchodilator Inhalers
A prototypical, short-acting bronchodilator is albuterol (also called salbutamol), a selective beta-2 adrenergic agonist which relaxes bronchiole smooth muscle.