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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Each participant in one group was advised to take a dose from an inhaler containing the steroid beclomethasone as needed when symptoms arose, along with the rescue bronchodilator albuterol.
A follow-up visit after working in an alternate clinic for one week found the patient's FEV1 to be 2.90 L (90% predicted) and she had not required bronchodilator use in 6 days.
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.
Lung function testing at that time showed continued air trapping and severe obstruction marginally responsive to bronchodilators, and HRCT demonstrated disease progression.
Results: A total of 4222 individuals underwent spirometry out of which 4072 individuals were studied.Using the pre bronchodilator criteria, 1375 (34%) patients had airflow obstruction.
The first, an analysis conducted with data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study focused specifically on orofacial clefts as the outcome and bronchodilators as the exposure.
Self-reported asthma status and bronchodilator use improved in subjects consuming low-and high-dose emulsion between week 2 and week 4 (p [less than] 0.01), but not compared to placebo (p [greater than] 0.1).
In addition to quitting smoking, bronchodilator medications may be used to reduce the amount of air trapping, and this may be helpful in preventing the decline in heart function.
The children with only prenatal exposure had 45% more bronchodilator use and sleep problems.
Theophylline is a nonspecific phosphodiesterase inhibitor and has bronchodilator effects at higher doses, where there is a higher risk of toxicity.