in·​hal·​er | \ in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

Definition of inhaler

1 : a device by means of which medicinal material is inhaled an asthma inhaler
2 : one that inhales

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Those may be nasal sprays to reduce congestion, oral antihistamines to combat that frustrating chemical response, or a quick-relief inhaler in case certain allergens give you asthma attacks. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "13 Ways to Triumph Over Fall Allergies," 13 Nov. 2018 Three years ago, Mishka the otter learned a potentially life-saving trick: breathe deeply through an inhaler. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "Mishka the asthmatic otter at Seattle Aquarium has mastered her inhaler to get through the haze," 24 Aug. 2018 This is how medicines like asthma inhalers are able to penetrate into the lungs. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "These new vape companies want you to inhale ... vitamins," 24 Oct. 2018 Officers found prescriptions for Klor-Con, Bupropion, Lisinopril and Spironolactone on a table in Evelyn Craft’s room as well as an inhaler for Spiriva. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Cops: Woman fatally stabbed mother, waited 4 hours to call Gwinnett police," 28 June 2018 Unlike the Zenomics patch, the Afrezza inhaler can’t test your glucose levels. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Afraid of needles? These start-ups are working on alternatives," 8 July 2018 The two 7th grade girls attending Schrade Middle School in Garland, TX, are now facing up to 30 days in alternative school for sharing the inhaler. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Student Saves Friend's Life After An Asthma Attack; Both of Them Are Promptly Suspended," 15 Jan. 2016 Froome is an asthmatic, and uses a salbutamol inhaler, as do a number of other cyclists. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "The Chris Froome Ruling Just Broke Anti-Doping," 3 July 2018 Total out-of-pocket costs for patients were highest for brand-name insulin, cholesterol drugs, and asthma inhalers., "Feds: Skimping can’t save seniors from rising med cost," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of inhaler

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inhaler was in 1778

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English Language Learners Definition of inhaler

medical : a device used for inhaling a medicine


in·​hal·​er | \ in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

Kids Definition of inhaler

: a device used for breathing medicine into the lungs An inhaler is used to treat asthma.


in·​hal·​er | \ in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

Medical Definition of inhaler

: a device by means of which usually medicinal material is inhaled — compare inhalator

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