noun \al-ˈbyü-tə-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of ALBUTEROL

:  a drug C13H21NO3 used to treat asthma as an aerosol or as the sulfate in tablet form


probably from 2alpha + butyl + tertiary + diol
First Known Use: 1972


noun \al-ˈbyü-tə-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALBUTEROL

: 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 especially with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—called also salbutamol; see combivent, proventil, ventolin


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