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isoproterenol

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noun iso·pro·ter·e·nol \ˌī-sə-prō-ˈter-ə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of isoproterenol

  1. :  a sympathomimetic agent C11H17NO3 used in the treatment of asthma



Origin and Etymology of isoproterenol

isopropyl + arterenol norepinephrine, from Arterenol, a trademark


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

isoproterenol

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noun iso·pro·ter·e·nol \ˈī-sə-prō-ˈter-ə-ˌnȯl, -nəl\

Medical Definition of isoproterenol

  1. :  a sympathomimetic agent used in the form of its hydrochloride C11H17NO3·HCl or sulfate (C11H17NO3)2·H2SO4 especially as a bronchodilator in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema—called also isoprenaline, isopropylarterenol; see isuprel




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