terbutaline

noun
ter·​bu·​ta·​line | \ tər-ˈbyü-tə-ˌlēn How to pronounce terbutaline (audio) \

Definition of terbutaline

: a bronchodilator C12H19NO3 used especially in the form of its sulfate

Examples of terbutaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit against Novartis claims studies going as far back as the 1970s raised concerns about using terbutaline on pregnant women. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2017 Last year, Lannett more than tripled the price of terbutaline, a treatment for asthma and emphysema, propelling it to $435 for 100 tablets of 2.5 milligrams each, up from $136 for the bottle. Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of terbutaline

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terbutaline

tert- tertiary + -butaline, perhaps by shortening & alteration from butyl + amino + -ine entry 2

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“Terbutaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terbutaline. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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terbutaline

noun
ter·​bu·​ta·​line | \ tər-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌlēn How to pronounce terbutaline (audio) \

Medical Definition of terbutaline

: a bronchodilator used especially in the form of its sulfate (C12H19NO3)2·H2SO4

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