breath actuation

breath actuation

(ăk″chū-ā′shŭn)
The release by inspiration of a substance to a patient. Breath-actuated inhalers are used in respiratory medicine to increase the probability that a patient will deliver a dose of inhaled medication to the lungs when the airway is open.
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Controlled inspiration: a combination of breath actuation with new technology to control inspiratory flow rate to reduce errors in technique
Controlled inspiration: A combination of breath actuation with innovative technology to control inspiratory flow rate significantly reduces errors in technique, and results in a much higher level of consistency of drug delivery between breaths and between patients.
The new electronics incorporate breath actuation and a dose counter, which should increase ease of use and patient compliance.