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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Broncodilatador

Bronchodilator (BRON-koh-DY-lay-ter)
A type of drug that causes small airways in the lungs to open up. Bronchodilators are inhaled and are used to treat breathing disorders, such as asthma or emphysema.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.