beta-agonist

noun
be·​ta-ag·​o·​nist | \ -ˈag-ə-nəst How to pronounce beta-agonist (audio) \

Medical Definition of beta-agonist

: any of various drugs (as albuterol or terbutaline) that combine with and activate a beta-receptor

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