metered-dose inhaler


me·​tered-dose inhaler ˌmē-tər(d)-ˌdōs- How to pronounce metered-dose inhaler (audio)
variants or metered dose inhaler
: a pocket-size handheld inhaler that delivers a standardized dose of medication for bronchodilation
Asthma drugs are delivered to the lungs by metered-dose inhalersDenise Gellene, The Los Angeles Times
This medication taken via metered dose inhaler or nebulizer, is aimed at patients who have wheezing and coughing associated with chronic cigarette smoking.Discover
abbreviation MDI

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“Metered-dose inhaler.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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