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albuterol

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noun al·bu·te·rol \al-ˈbyü-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Definition of albuterol

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



Origin of albuterol

probably from 2alpha + butyl + tertiary + diol


First Known Use: 1972


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albuterol

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noun al·bu·te·rol \al-ˈbyü-tə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of albuterol

  1. :  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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