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nebulizer

 [neb´u-līz″er]
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.
Venturi nebulizer a type of nebulizer used in aerosol therapy. The pressure drop of gas flowing through the venturi mask draws liquid from a capillary tube; as the liquid enters the gas stream it breaks up into a spray of small droplets.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

neb·u·liz·er

(neb'yū-līz'ĕr),
A device used to reduce a liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles; useful in delivering medication to deeper parts of the respiratory tract.
See also: atomizer, vaporizer.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nebulizer

Medtalk 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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neb·u·liz·er

(neb'yū-lī-zĕr)
A device used to disperse liquid medicine in a mist of extremely fine particles; useful in delivering medicine to the lower respiratory tract; used in biowarfare to disperse toxins or other harmful biologic agents.
See also: atomizer, vaporizer
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nebulizer

(neb'u-li?zer) [L. nebula, mist]
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NEBULIZER
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

ultrasonic nebulizer

An aerosol produced by the action of a vibrating ultrasonic transducer under water.
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nebulizer

A 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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Nebulizer

A device that turns liquid forms of medicine into a fine spray that can be inhaled.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

neb·u·liz·er

(neb'yū-lī-zĕr)
A device used to reduce a liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012