terbutaline

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noun ter·bu·ta·line \tər-ˈbyü-tə-ˌlēn\

Definition of terbutaline

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

Origin and Etymology of terbutaline

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


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terbutaline

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noun ter·bu·ta·line \tər-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌlēn\

Medical Definition of terbutaline

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


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