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Definition of the noun Albuterol

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  1. [pharmaceutical drug] A drug used to prevent and control bronchial airway obstruction in asthma and COPD.


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  1. Albuterol a.k.a. Salbutamol or albuterol is a short-acting β₂-adrenergic receptor agonist used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is marketed as Ventolin among other brand names.
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  3. Albuterol: A racemic mixture of the r-isomer levalbuterol and s-albuterol, a short-acting sympathomimetic agent with bronchodilator activity. Albuterol stimulates beta-2 adrenergic receptors in the lungs, thereby activating the enzyme adenylate cyclase that catalyzes the conversion of adenosine triphosphate to cyclic-3',5'-adenosine monophosphate. Increased cAMP concentrations relax bronchial smooth muscle, relieve bronchospasms, and reduce inflammatory cell mediator release, especially from mast cells. Albuterol although to a lesser extent, also stimulates beta-1 adrenergic receptors, thereby increasing the force and rate of myocardial contraction.

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Google previewMosby's Pharmacy Review for the NAPLEX (2010)

by Mosby

Albuterol is a beta-agonist. Diphenhydramine is an H1-antagonist. Ranitidine is an H2-antagonist. 51. D. Rationale: Ranitidine is an H2-antagonist that competitively inhibits histamine at H2 receptors in gastric parietal cells. Cromolyn Is a mast ...

Google previewPharmacology for the Dentist, An Issue of Dental Clinics of North America, (2016)

by Harry Dym

ALBUTEROL Background Albuterol is a bronchodilator marketed as AccuNeb ( Mylan, Morgantown, WV), ProAir HFA (Ivax, Waterford, Ireland), Proventil (Merck, Whitehouse Station, NJ), and Ventolin (GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park , ...

Google previewPrecalculus with Calculus Previews (2009)

by Dennis G. Zill, Jacqueline M. Dewar

Albuterol is a common sympathomimetic (mimics the body's sympathetic response) beta-agonist medication used in the treatment of respiratory disorders.

Google previewCardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease (2008)

Pediatric and Adult by Charles E. Mullins

Albuterol sulfate (Ventolin, Proventil) Albuterol is an inhalant bronchodilator. Albuterol is an adrenergic and beta-2 agonist which relaxes ...

Google previewPharmacology (2007)

by Gary C. Rosenfeld, David S. Loose

Albuterol is a 31 agonist used in the management of asthma, and terbutaline is another 3 agonist used to suppress labor, in the event of ...

Google previewLippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Pharmacology (2013)

by Stanley Zaslau

Ipratropium is a parasympathetic antagonist, whereas albuterol is a sympathetic agonist—both work to relax bronchial smooth muscle and decrease secretions. ( A) Aspirin inhibits the cyclooxygenase enzymes COX—1 and COX—2. It does not ...

Google previewDrug Therapeutics

Albuterol is a short acting beta-agonist or bronchodilator. It is used in the relief and prevention of bronchospasm and in the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm. Albuterol is available as an inhalation aerosol, inhalation solution, ...

Google previewAllergy and Allergic Diseases (2013)

The New Mechanisms and Therapeutics by Judah A. Denburg

Albuterol is a drug suitable for relief of acute symptoms and short-term prophylaxis, but does not provide sustained symptom relief during the day and is particularly ineffective in preventing bronchoconstriction during the night (88). It is also ...

Google previewUSMLE Step 1 Secrets (2008)

by Dave D. Brown, Thomas A. Brown

Albuterol is a b2 agonist (used to manage asthma). Timolol, nadolol, and propanolol are nonselective beta blockers that are contraindicated in asthmatic ...

Google previewNP-Adult Acute Gerontology Specialty Review and Study Guide (2015)

A Series from StatPearls by Lindsay Iverson

Answer: 3 Albuterol Explanations: Albuterol is the best treatment for bronchospasm refractory to epinephrine during anaphylaxis Albuterol is a beta agonist that relaxes bronchial smooth muscle Oxygen ...

Google previewStudy Guide to Accompany Drug Therapy in Nursing (2005)

by Diane S. Aschenbrenner, Samantha J. Venable

Albuterol is a relatively selective beta-2 ...

Google previewRespiratory Disease (2006)

A Case Study Approach to Patient Care by Robert L Wilkins, James R Dexter, Philip M Gold

Albuterol is a popular bronchodilator ...

Google previewAmerican Hospital English (2013)

by Laura Medlin

Albuterol is a bronchodilator. 5. Furosemide is a diuretic. 6. Morphine is a narcotic. 7. Lorazepam is a sedative.

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene (2013)

by Michele Leonardi Darby

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that can be administered via a metered dose inhaler . It is recommended for treating an acute asthma attack. a. Both statements are TRUE b. Both statements are FALSE c. The first statement is TRUE; the second is ...

Google previewAshcraft's Pediatric Surgery (2014)

by George W. Holcomb III, Jerry D Murphy, Daniel J Ostlie

Either intravenous salbutamol or inhaled albuterol is an additional therapeutic option.85–87 Dialysis should be considered if these measures prove unsuccessful.48,87,88 Hyponatremia and systemic hypertension arc most often related to ...

Google previewEntry Level Exam Review for Respiratory Care (2011)

by William Wojciechowski

Albuterol is a short-acting, ...

Google previewThe Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR (2009)

by John M. Field

Conventional albuterol is an equal mixture of the R and S isomers and may exaggerate airway hyperresponsiveness through the effects of the S isomer, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Cary, NC, USA • CHEMICALA BSTRACTS S ERVICE R EGISTRY N UMBER : CAS 18559949 • S YNONYMS : Salbutamol; Ventolin; Proventil; Apo Salvent; NovoSalmol; Albuterol sulfate; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

Albuterol, salmeterol a-Interferon, tamoxifen, thalidomide Alcohol, cocaine, nicotine Cimetidine, metoclopramide Epinephrine, thyroxine Cyclosporine, tacrolimus (FK-506) Theophylline, caffeine Haloperidol, ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

albuterol,. a. beta-2. receptor. adrenergic. agent. prescribed. in the treatment of bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease, including asthma. alcalase, an enzyme found in certain laundry detergents. It is a cause of ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

albuterol. A non-selective beta- NORADRENALINE receptor AGONIST (also known as SALBUTAMOL); see ADRENOCEPTORS. alcohol. Alcohol is a rather general term for a class of hydrocarbon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health (2012)

by James M. Rippe, MD

The GOLD guidelines recommend either a short-acting b-2 agonist (albuterol, levalbuterol, or pirbuterol) or an anticholinergic (ipratropium). To date, there have been no published clinical trials that have demonstrated that one therapy is more ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (2009)

by Martin P. Schwellnus

Albuterol inhaled present Glucagon 1–2 mg every 10 ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

albicans albuterol by injury but may also result from the wearing of poorly fitted shoes, increased strain on the tendon, excessive strenuous exercise, improper exercise techniques, or rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment includes an intrabursal ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

Examples include albuterol, salmeterol, terbutaline, and many others. SEE: bronchodilator. PATIENT CARE: Beta-2 agonists are used to treat patients with asthma or any pulmonary disease associated with bronchospasm. Patients given such ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Trade names: Aerolin, Airomir, Asmasal, Ventolin, Albuterol.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary For Health Care Practitioners(a) (2005)

by Dhirendra Verma

Generic Name Accbutalol Acetaminophen Acetazolamide Acetohexamide Acetohydroxamic acid Acetophenazine Acetylcysteine ACTH Acyclovir Adenosine Albuterol Allopurinol Alprazolam Amantadine Amikacin Amiloride Aminocaproic acid ...

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek


Google previewEncyclopedia of Wellness (2012)

From Acai Berry to Yo-yo Dieting by Sharon K. Zoumbaris

inhalant asthma medications (albuterol); and corticosteroids (prednisone) may also be prescribed ...

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