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tiotropium

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noun ti·o·tro·pi·um \ ˌtī-ō-ˈtrō-pē-əm \
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 Medicine9 Oct. 2008
Note: Tiotropium is marketed under the trademark Spiriva.

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