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a device for dispensing liquid in a fine spray; types used include jet and ultrasonic nebulizers. Called also atomizer.
small volume nebulizer a pneumatically powered device used to aerosolize medications for delivery to patients.
ultrasonic nebulizer an electronic device that generates ultrasound waves that break up water into an aerosol mist.
nebulizer/neb·u·liz·er/ (neb´u-li″zer) atomizer; a device for throwing a spray.
a device for producing a fine spray. Intranasal medications are often administered by a nebulizer. Also called atomizer.
nebulizerMedtalk A device that converts aqueous solutions containing medications into fine–±10 µm in diameter droplets, which is small enough to pass directly to the alveoli
nebulizer(neb'u-li?zer) [L. nebula, mist]
An apparatus for producing a fine spray or mist. This may be done by rapidly passing air through a liquid or by vibrating a liquid at a high frequency so that the particles produced are extremely small. See: aerosol; atomizer; vaporizer; illustration
An aerosol produced by the action of a vibrating ultrasonic transducer under water.illustration
nebulizerA form of inhaler used mainly in the control and treatment of ASTHMA. Nebulizers deliver an aerosol of the active drug in water or other vehicle. Some are electrically operated.
A device that turns liquid forms of medicine into a fine spray that can be inhaled.
A device used to reduce a liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles.
an atomizer; a device for creating an aerosol.