Definition of terbutaline
: a bronchodilator C12H19NO3 used especially in the form of its sulfate
Recent Examples of terbutaline from the Web
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.
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Origin and Etymology of terbutaline
tert- tertiary + -butaline, perhaps by shortening & alteration from butyl + amino + 2-ine
First Known Use: 1973See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of terbutaline
: a bronchodilator used especially in the form of its sulfate (C12H19NO3)2·H2SO4
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