Definition of bronchodilator in English:



  • A drug that causes widening of the bronchi, for example any of those taken by inhalation for the alleviation of asthma.

    • ‘Inhalation of bronchodilators and corticosteroids is the mainstay of treatment for patients with asthma.’
    • ‘He was initially treated with several antiasthmatic medications, including inhaled bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, and theophylline, without any relief of symptoms.’
    • ‘This disease responds to asthma medications such as bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids.’
    • ‘Essential drug and medical supplies were supplemented to include oxygen, intravenous fluids, parenteral antibiotics, bronchodilators, and drugs for gynaecological and obstetric emergencies.’
    • ‘Your doctor may ask you to inhale a bronchodilator drug used in asthma treatment to open obstructed air passages.’