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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.

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.

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

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

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.

Nebulizer

A device that turns liquid forms of medicine into a fine spray that can be inhaled.

neb·u·liz·er

(neb'yū-lī-zĕr)
A device used to reduce a liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles.
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FLYP, which is smaller and lighter than a smartphone, is a pocket-portable and virtually silent nebulizer that can be used at home or in a healthcare facility.
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Maryland Heights, MO, May 02, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The nebulizers are drug delivery devices used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs.
The cascade impactor for measuring particle size from jet-type nebulizer NE-C28, mesh-type NE-U22, DP, and MDI was set up so that 2 L/min of air was pulled through the impactor.
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Rates of hospital admissions did not differ between patients receiving beta-agonists via a spacer compared to a nebulizer in both adults (relative risk [RR]=,94; 95% confidence interval [CI], .61-1.43) and children (RR=.71; 95% CI, .47-1.08).
A single dose of Budesonide 1mg by nebulizer was given on the second visit (day-8).
Thus, the court concluded that the nebulizer treatment ordered by the nurses was the "wrong treatment" because it acts on the lungs by dilating the bronchial passages.