beta agonist

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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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7,829,554) directed to the use of a long-acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist and a glucocorticoid in combination for local fat reduction.
The patent, which extends through at least 2030, provides broad method of use and formulation protection directed to the subcutaneous administration of long-acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonists, including salmeterol xinafoate, alone and in combination with other agents, including glucocorticoids, when used for local fat reduction.
The changes will result in Schering-Plough assuming exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize a fixed-dose combination of its inhaled corticosteroid ASMANEX(R) (mometasone furoate inhalation powder), and Novartis' long-acting beta2-adrenergic receptor agonist, FORADIL(R) (formoterol fumarate).