albuterol

[ al-byoo-tuh-rawl, -rol ]
/ ælˈbyu təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl /

noun Pharmacology.

a selective sympathomimetic bronchodilator, C13H21NO3, inhaled to relax bronchial muscles and ease breathing during an asthma attack.

Origin of albuterol

apparently coined from components of the chemical name
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Medicine definitions for albuterol

albuterol

[ ăl-byōōtə-rôl′, -rōl′ ]

n.

A beta-adrenergic stimulant used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases.
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Science definitions for albuterol

albuterol

[ ăl-byōōtə-rôl′, -rōl′ ]

An adrenergic stimulant used as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma and other obstructive lung diseases.
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