metered dose inhaler

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1. an apparatus for administering vapor or volatilized medications by inhalation.
2. ventilator.
metered dose inhaler an inhaler used to deliver aerosolized medications in fixed doses to patients with respiratory disease.
Metered dose inhaler with a barrel device. From Lammon et al., 1995.
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This study was designed with the rationale to look for the impact of education of proper metered dose inhaler technique over peak expiratory flow rate among the patients of moderate persistent bronchial asthma.
Management of acute asthma in children using metered dose inhaler and small volume nebulizer.
Pretreatment values of peak expiratory flow rate varied between 30-47%, 31-48 %, 33-50 % and 33-48 % before giving budesonide by nebulizer (week-2), metered dose inhaler (week-3), metered dose inhaler with spacer (week-4) and dry powder inhaler (week-5) respectively.
This transition to non-CFC aerosol delivery systems is apparent in new pulmonary inhaler devices such as hydro-fluoroalkane-pressurized metered dose inhalers (HFA p MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (DPIs).
Specific instruction is provided on proper utilization of asthma medication, use of a metered dose inhaler and peak flow meter, creation of an asthma action plan and maintenance of an asthma journal.
If so, then there's a good chance he isn't using his metered dose inhaler (MDI) properly.
What determines whether an elderly patient can use a metered dose inhaler correctly?
Salbutamol, a bronchodilator, has been available for years in tablet, metered dose inhaler and other formulations.
Food and Drug Administration granted approval of its New Drug Application for Primatene MIST, which is delivered by a metered dose inhaler with a non-chlorofluorocarbon propellant.
Critical errors found during metered dose inhaler technique demonstration by pharmacists.
Colice, "A pilot study to assess lung deposition of HFA-beclomethasone and CFC-beclomethasone from a pressurized metered dose inhaler with and without add-on spacers and using varying breathold times," Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, vol.