sal·​met·​er·​ol sal-ˈmet-ə-ˌrȯl How to pronounce salmeterol (audio) -ˌrōl How to pronounce salmeterol (audio) -ˈmē-tə- How to pronounce salmeterol (audio)
: 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

Note: 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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“Salmeterol.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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