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beta agonist

A drug that stimulates adrenergic receptors in the lungs, heart, uterus, and other organs. Beta agonists are used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive lung diseases and to manage pregnancy.
See also: agonist
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The annoying effect of muscle tremor with beta agonists is due to stimulation of beta 2 receptors in skeletal muscle.
Tiotropium relaxes smooth muscle in the airways through a different mechanism than beta agonists, and thus may help people who do not respond well to currently recommended treatments," said study lead Stephen Peters of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Nelson et al (20) compared the efficacy and safety of a combination of inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist (fluticasone and salmeterol) with an inhaled steroid and a leukotriene-receptor antagonist (fluticasone and montelukast).
Notable among the EU's restrictions are its ban on the use of hormones and beta agonists in cattle production and its ban on the use of beta agonists in swine production.
The initial drugs under development include NSAIDs, beta agonists, proton pump inhibitors and behavior modifiers for several species, including dogs, horses and cattle.
For intermittent asthma, reliever medications such as short-acting beta agonists (albuterol and pirbuterol are examples) may be prescribed.
No growth promotants, no natural or synthetic hormones, estrus suppressants, beta agonists or synthetic growth promotants can be administered.
Nebulisers and beta agonists have been considered crucial symptom relievers in treating asthma.
In addition, we often see concurrent use of blood thinners and aspirin-like drugs which can cause bleeding; and we find many patients being prescribed both beta agonists for lung issues and beta blockers for the heart, which may cancel each other out or lead to a worsening of one or both conditions.
For many of us, long acting beta agonists are still new, compared to short acting agents.