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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.
Supply medicament fixed combination corticosteroid / beta agonist powder inhaler.
Anoro is a once-daily combination treatment comprised of two bronchodilators, umeclidinium (UMEC), a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), and vilanterol (VI), a long-acting beta agonist (LABA), in a single inhaler, the Ellipta.
Beta agonists, which work by relaxing muscles in the lungs to widen the airways, are the first choice of treatment for COPD.
In the article titled "ADRB2 Arg16Gly Polymorphism and Pulmonary Function Response of Inhaled Corticosteroids plus Long-Acting Beta Agonists for Asthma Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" [1], the Authors' Contributions section was missing and should be added as follows.
The USDA's 'Never Fed Beta Agonists' marketing claim is available to companies that produce livestock, beef and pork products and submit marketing programs to the Livestock, Poultry and Seed (LPS) Program for verification and monitoring.
"Russia's ban on residues of beta agonists [such as ractopamine] in imported meat brings into clear focus the dilemma that arises when our support for science-based trade and meeting the demands of our customers collide with a foreign country's non-science-based import requirements," the federation notes.
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.
The FDA based its approval decision on a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of 297 patients with severe, persistent asthma who experienced symptoms despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists (Am.