A sympathomimetic bronchodilator with relatively selective effects on β2 receptors, by inhalation. SYN: salbutamol.

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al·bu·te·rol al-'byü-tə-.rȯl, -.rōl n a beta-agonist bronchodilator that is administered in the form of its sulfate (C13H21NO3)2·H2SO4 as an inhalational aerosol or as a tablet to treat bronchospasm associated esp. with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease called also salbutamol see combivent, proventil, ventolin

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al·bu·ter·ol (al-buґtər-ol) [USP] a β-adrenergic agonist, specific for β2-adrenergic receptors; administered by inhalation as a bronchodilator for the treatment and prophylaxis of bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, or other chronic obstructive airway disease, the treatment of asthma-associated bronchospasm, and the prophylaxis of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Called also salbutamol.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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