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α-[(tert-Butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene-α,α′-diol, Albuterol
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methanol: complete 50 mg/ml, clear, colorless to yellow



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human ... ADRB2(154)

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Salbutamol was administered to primate model to study the bronchoconstriction in chronic allergic asthma.20 Salbutamol was used as a standard for rapid pharmacokinetic screening of human plasma samples using HPLC.21


25, 50 mg in glass insert
100, 250 mg in poly bottle

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Salbutamol is a β2 adrenoceptor agonist with short acting bronchodilation and anti-inflammatory effects. It relaxes the airway smooth muscles and inhibits bronchoconstriction induced by adenosine-5′ -monophosphate (AMP).1 Salbutamol is particularly effective in treatment of asthma as it provides immediate relief.2
β2-adrenoceptor agonist

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This compound is featured on the β-Adrenoceptors page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.
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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1B

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11 - Combustible Solids



Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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James Fingleton et al.
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 136(3), 601-609 (2015-03-10)
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are heterogeneous disorders encompassing different phenotypes of airflow obstruction, which might differ in their response to treatment. The aim of this study was to determine distinct phenotypes comprising the syndromes of asthma and
Huib A M Kerstjens et al.
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, 3(5), 367-376 (2015-02-16)
In patients with severe asthma, tiotropium improves lung function and exacerbation risk when added to high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting β2 agonists. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of tiotropium in patients with moderate asthma who were symptomatic
L Gnatiuc et al.
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 19(1), 21-30 (2014-12-19)
Increasing access to essential respiratory medicines and influenza vaccination has been a priority for over three decades. Their use remains low in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where little is known about factors influencing use, or about the use of
M Reza Maleki-Yazdi et al.
Respiratory medicine, 108(12), 1752-1760 (2014-12-03)
Combinations of inhaled long-acting bronchodilator therapies such as muscarinic antagonists and β2-agonists may be more effective than monotherapy in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study was a 24-week, Phase III, multicenter, randomized, blinded, double-dummy, parallel-group study
Clinical Practice. Mild asthma.
Elisabeth H Bel
The New England journal of medicine, 369(6), 549-557 (2013-08-09)

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