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bronchodilator

[ brong-koh-dahy-ley-ter, -di- ]
/ ˌbrɒŋ koʊ daɪˈleɪ tər, -dɪ- /
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noun
a substance that acts to dilate constricted bronchial tubes to aid breathing, used especially for relief of asthma.
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Origin of bronchodilator

First recorded in 1900–05; broncho- + dilator
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British Dictionary definitions for bronchodilator

bronchodilator
/ (ˈbrɒŋkəʊdaɪˌleɪtə) /

noun
any drug or other agent that causes dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle: used, esp in the form of aerosol sprays, for the relief of asthma
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Medical definitions for bronchodilator

bronchodilator
[ brŏng′kō-dī-lātər, -dīlā′-, -dĭ-lā- ]

n.
An agent that causes an increase in the caliber of a bronchus or bronchial tube and eases breathing by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.
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Scientific definitions for bronchodilator

bronchodilator
[ brŏng′kō-dī-lātər, -dīlā- ]

A drug that widens the air passages of the lungs and eases breathing by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.
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