beta-agonist


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beta-agonist

(bā′tə-ăg′ə-nĭst, bē′-)
n.
An agent, such as albuterol, that stimulates beta-receptors in the autonomic nervous system.

Beta-agonist

Beta2-agonist; beta-adrenergic agonist; a bronchodilator medication—inhaled or oral—that relaxes the muscles surrounding the airways to relieve asthma symptoms.
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"There have been studies comparing long-acting muscarinic antagonists to long-acting beta-agonists, and the long-acting muscarinic antagonists like tiotropium seem to be superior," she said.
"There's been studies comparing long-acting muscarinic antagonists to long-acting beta-agonists, and the long-acting muscarinic antagonists like tiotropium seem to be superior," she said.
Holding chambers (spacers) versus nebulisers for beta-agonist treatment of acute asthma.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines provide an excellent algorithm for the incorporation of SABA (short-acting beta-agonist) and ICS (inhaled corticosteroid) for treating intermittent to mild persistent asthma.
Townsend concluded that, "These data show that ginger constituents 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol and 6-shogaol act synergistically with the beta-agonist in relaxing airway smooth muscle, indicating that these compounds may provide additional relief of asthma symptoms when used in combination with beta-agonists."
Conflicts over the Role of Beta-Agonists in Production
* Ask your doctor whether an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator would be preferable to an inhaled anticholinergic.
A new study has found the addition of long-acting beta-agonist therapy to be the most effective of three step-up, or supplemental, treatments for children whose asthma is not well controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids alone.
Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (Advair) is a combination product of the corticosteroid fluticasone with the long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator salmeterol.
And according to a 2004 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, regular use of beta-agonist drugs for asthma not only causes tolerance to the drugs themselves, but increases airway inflammation compared to placebo use.
In a study conducted by Reiss and colleagues (1998), 681 healthy, non-smoking participants who were 15 years of age or older with at least I year of specified daytime asthma symptoms and short acting beta-agonist use were randomly assigned to receive either montelukast or a placebo.

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