salbutamol(redirected from Salbutan)
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A sympathomimetic bronchodilator with relatively selective effects on β2 receptors, by inhalation.
salbutamol/sal·bu·ta·mol/ (sal-bu´tah-mol) albuterol.
salbutamol(săl-byo͞o′tə-môl′, -mōl′, -mŏl′)
salbutamolA BRONCHODILATOR drug used to treat ASTHMA, CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and EMPHYSEMA. It is also sometimes used to relax the muscle of the womb and prevent premature labour. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Aerolin Autohaler, Airomir, Asmasal, Salamol Steri-Neb, Ventmax SR, Ventodisks, Ventolin and Volumax.
salbutamolshort-acting beta-agonist drug, used to relieve the bronchoconstriction of asthma. Use in sport is restricted due to its anabolic (and thus potentially performance-enhancing) effects. New WADA guidelines require the degree of bronchoconstriction to be measured by formal lung function testing, with the use of salbutamol allowed only if specific criteria are reached. Requires a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) form for use in sport.