bronchodilator


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bronchodilator

[¦bräŋ·kō′dī‚lād·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument used to increase the caliber of the pulmonary air passages.
(pharmacology)
Any agent that causes a widening of the air passages in bronchi and bronchioles.
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The role of short-acting bronchodilators (SABD) in COPD remains prominent.
Although use of an inhaled beta agonist does cause a reduction in peak effect, the bronchodilator response is still significant and stabilizes within several weeks with continued use.
It also showed that the dual bronchodilator effect of indacaterol + glycopyrronium resulted in substantially improved lung function.
SAN DIEGO -- Key factors associated with the use of bronchodilators in young children hospitalized with bronchiolitis include older age and wheezing and hypoxia upon admission, results from a single-center study showed.
6,7 Few studies have been published that have used post bronchodilator GOLD criteria for COPD prevalence and shows the overestimation rate of COPD using the pre-bronchodilator criteria.
Culver warns that patients with emphysema and heart disease should carefully consider the risks and benefits of the class of bronchodilators known as anticholinergic agents.
Thus, in this patient, the practicing clinician can decide to treat the patient with a long-acting bronchodilator or a combination of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-2 agonists.
Bronchodilators are used as first-line agents for the symptomatic treatment of patients with COPD.
xx), no ICS treatment during the follow-up period, or initiated ICS before the first bronchodilator treatment.
The most commonly used bronchodilator in the United States is albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil, ProAir, generic albuterol), and the preferred method of taking bronchodilators is through inhalation with a metered dose inhaler.
Properly administered bronchodilator therapy can help differentiate between asthma and other conditions with similar symptoms such as pneumonia, emphysema, and congestive heart failure.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 12, 2005 - (JCNN) - Otsuka Pharmaceutical announced on August 11 that it will launch Meptin Clickhaler 10MU/g, a new dosage form for its Meptin series of bronchodilator, on September 2.