tiotropium

noun
ti·​o·​tro·​pi·​um | \ ˌtī-ō-ˈtrō-pē-əm How to pronounce tiotropium (audio) \
variants: or tiotropium bromide

Medical Definition of tiotropium

: an anticholinergic drug administered by oral inhalation in the form of its bromide C19H22NO4S2Br·H2O as a bronchodilator in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Tiotropium is a once-daily, inhaled anticholinergic drug that provides at least 24-hour improvements in airflow and hyperinflation in patients with COPD.— Donald P. Tashkin et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 9 Oct. 2008

Note: Tiotropium is marketed under the trademark Spiriva.

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“Tiotropium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tiotropium. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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