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[mass noun] A synthetic compound with bronchodilator properties, used especially in the treatment of asthma.
- ‘Terbutaline passes into breast milk but has not been shown to cause harmful effects in the infant.’
- ‘She took terbutaline, an asthma drug, to stop premature labor for the last three months of her pregnancy.’
1960s: from ter- + butyl (elements of the systematic name), on the pattern of words such as isoprenaline.
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