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Respiratory drugs 

Respiratory drugs
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Respiratory drugs
Author(s):

Carl Waldmann

, Neil Soni

, and Andrew Rhodes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229581.003.0010
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Bronchodilators 154

Nitric oxide 156

Mucolytics 158

Surfactant 160

Helium–oxygen gas mixtures 162

Bronchodilators, as the name suggests, are used in airways disease, particularly in asthma and COPD, to produce a reversal of airway obstruction. An overview of the three main categories is provided here:...

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