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noun sal·met·er·ol \sal-ˈmet-ə-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl, -ˈmē-tə-\

Medical Definition of salmeterol

  1. :  a bronchodilator administered by oral inhalation in the form of a salt C25H37NO4·C11H8O3 to treat bronchospasm associated especially with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Salmeterol acts as an agonist, binding to beta-receptors that mediate the relaxation of bronchial muscles. When used in combination with fluticasone, it is marketed under the trademark Advair.

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