metaproterenol

noun
meta·​pro·​ter·​e·​nol | \ -prō-ˈter-ə-ˈnȯl How to pronounce metaproterenol (audio) , -ˌnōl How to pronounce metaproterenol (audio) \

Medical Definition of metaproterenol

: a bronchodilator that is administered in the form of its sulfate (C11H17NO3)2·H2SO4 in the treatment of bronchial asthma and reversible bronchospasm associated with bronchitis and emphysema

called also orciprenaline

Note: Metaproterenol acts as an agonist, binding to beta-receptors that mediate the relaxation of the bronchial muscles.

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“Metaproterenol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metaproterenol. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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