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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The drone prototypes that Subbarao and his colleagues are working on could carry a variety of equipment, as well as medicines such as epinephrine, naloxone, and albuterol. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "In hurricanes and mass shootings, drones to the rescue?," 10 Oct. 2017 As examples, advocates point to price increases in the injectors for the heroin antidote Naloxone, albuterol-sulfate that is commonly used to treat asthma, and EpiPens that treat severe allergic reactions. Erin Cox, baltimoresun.com, "Drug firms challenge Maryland price-gouging law," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of albuterol

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albuterol

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

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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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