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metered-dose inhaler

noun me·tered-dose inhaler \ ˌmē-tər(d)-ˌdōs- \
variants: or metered dose inhaler

medical Definition of 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 inhalers
  • —Denise GelleneThe Los Angeles Times23 Sept. 2005
  • This medication taken via metered dose inhaler or nebulizer, is aimed at patients who have wheezing and coughing associated with chronic cigarette smoking.
  • DiscoverMarch 1998
abbreviation MDI

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