albuterol

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

Definition of albuterol

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

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Origin and Etymology of albuterol

perhaps from salicyl (radical of salicylic acid) + but(yl) + 1ter(tiary) + 1-ol


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albuterol

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

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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