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the principal character in a work of fiction

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someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

a muscle that contracts while another relaxes

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(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction

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OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether chiropractic treatment was an alternative to long acting beta agonists in terms of improving quality of life and reducing rescue bronchodilator use.
Although use of an inhaled beta agonist does cause a reduction in peak effect, the bronchodilator response is still significant and stabilizes within several weeks with continued use.
The Study: The readmission rate of 31,658 children two-to-eighteen years old hospitalized for asthma between 2005-2007 were stratified based on the refill rate of the three medicines the children were prescribed: beta agonists, oral steroids and inhaled steroids.
Conducted by the NHLBI's Asthma Clinical Research Network, the study compared three treatment methods: doubling the dose of inhaled corticosteroids alone, supplementing a low dose of inhaled corticosteroids with a long-acting beta agonist (salmeterol), and supplementing a low dose of inhaled corticosteroids with a long-acting anticholinergic drug (tiotropium bromide).
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring major changes to the prescribing information for inhaled long-acting beta agonists as part of a risk management plan to address the ongoing safety issues associated with the products' use in children and adults with asthma, the agency said at a press briefing.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring major changes to the prescribing information of inhaled long-acting beta agonists as part of a risk management plan to address the ongoing safety issues associated with the products" use in children and adults with asthma--including a recommendation that differs slightly from current asthma treatment guidelines.
Montelukast also improved patient-reported daytime asthma symptoms and the need for intermittent beta agonist use (p < .
In the group of patients who adhered to their medication, those taking leukotriene modifiers-oral asthma controllers-were more likely to have an emergency room or inpatient physician visit, less likely to use six or more short-acting beta agonist canisters and incurred higher annual costs.
A new beta agonist, salmeterol, works like the others but is long acting.
Contract award: supply of pharmaceutical formulation fixed combination corticosteroid / beta agonist powder inhaler 19/2015.
Relvar Ellipta (FF/VI) is the first once-daily, inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta agonist (ICS/LABA) combination for the regular treatment of asthma in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and older approved in Japan by the MHLW.
today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved AnoroA ElliptaA (umeclidinium/vilanterol) for the relief of various symptoms due to airway obstruction with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema) (in the case where concurrent use of long-acting inhaled muscarinic antagonist and long-acting inhaled beta agonist is required).
Zileuton CR Demonstrated a Statistically Significant Reduction in Need for Inhaled Beta Agonist and Provided Early and Sustained Improvement in Lung Function