Respiratory pharmacology

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What are bronchodilators?
A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs.
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Name a short acting agonist.
Salbutamol
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What is Saulbutamol good for?
Treating suddent and severe or new asthma symptoms
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Name a long acting agonist.
Salmeterol and Formoterol
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What are antimuscarinic agents and how do they work?
Drugs used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute asthma. They block the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the smooth muscles of the bronchi in the lungs, opening the bronchi.
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What are Methylxanthine bronchodilators?
Drugs used in therapy for respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma.
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