bronchodilatation


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bronchodilatation

 [brong″ko-dil″ah-ta´shun]
a dilated state of a bronchus, or the site at which a bronchus is dilated.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bron·cho·di·la·tion

(brong'kō-dī-lā'shŭn),
1. Increase in caliber of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to pharmacologically active substances or autonomic nervous activity.
2. Rarely used term for bronchiectasis.
Synonym(s): bronchodilatation
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bronchodilatation

Widening of the bore of a bronchus by relaxation of the circular muscles in its wall. Bronchodilator drugs are used in the treatment of ASTHMA.
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Anticholinergic agents produce as much bronchodilatation as short-acting beta-agonists
Constitutive PGHS-1 is important in generating PGs for physiological purposes and acts as a housekeeping enzyme for homeostasis of various physiologic functions like protection of the stomach or bronchodilatation (Lands et al., 1973).
This bronchodilatation may present in an isolated segment or spread throughout the mid and lower tracheobronchial tree.
Delay between activation and inhalation using the LVS was not formally assessed, as a delay of 5 s has been shown to produce no loss of drug efficacy, and even a delay of 30 s produces only a small loss of bronchodilatation [14].
[16-17] CO causes bronchodilatation in vivo and this finding suggests a role for endogenous CO in inflammatory airway diseases.
Sustained-release (SR) theophyllines have also been shown to have weak anti-inflammatory effects at doses lower than those required for bronchodilatation.
(4) Overall it appears that anticholinergics provide less bronchodilatation than the SABA.
The most effective anti-inflammatory medication remains corticosteroids and for bronchodilatation [[beta].sub.2] adrenoceptor agonists; these are the primary therapies.