short-acting beta agonist


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short-acting beta agonist

A group of bronchdilators used to treat acute exacerbations of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, e.g., albuterol, metaproterenol, and pirbuterol.
See also: agonist
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For those patients who need a short-acting beta agonist more than 2 days per week, 2 nights per month, or who need more than 2 canisters of short-acting beta agonist per year, a high-dose inhaled steroid should be added (Table 2).
High FENO patients experienced 41% reduction in use of short-acting beta agonists
Usual care included long- and short-acting anticholinergics, short-acting beta agonists, inhaled corticosteroids and xanthines.