metaproterenol meaning

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Noun: metaproterenol
  1. A bronchodilator (trade name Alupent) used to treat asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects include tachycardia and shakiness
    - Alupent

Type of: bronchodilator

Encyclopedia: Metaproterenol

A beta-adrenergic agonist used in the treatment of asthma and bronchospasms. n : a beta-adrenergic bronchodilator C11H17NO3 that is used in the treatment of bronchial asthma and reversible bronchospasm associated with bronchitis and emphysema and that is administered in the form of its sulfate —see ALUPENT


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  1. Take the case of a prescription asthma drug called metaproterenol.
  2. Metaproterenol and terbutaline ( widely used bronchodilators ), also some aerosol corticosteroid preparations.
  3. Nonetheless, metaproterenol stayed a prescription drug.
  4. By the late 1980s isoetharine was largely replaced in the marketplace by orciprenaline ( metaproterenol ), which seemed to have slightly less cardiac side effect and lasted a couple of hours longer.
  5. On June 29, 2006, Cornell University and Stanford University researchers reported that a meta-analysis they conducted found that " regularly inhaled � agonists ( orciprenaline / metaproterenol [ Alupent ], formoterol [ Foradil ], fluticasone + salmeterol [ Serevent, Advair ], and salbutamol / albuterol [ Proventil, Ventolin, Volmax, and others ] ) increased the risk of respiratory death more than two-fold, compared with a placebo, " while used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ).

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