a white, crystalline powder, CHNO, used as an inhaled bronchodilator in treating bronchospasms caused by asthma, emphysema, etc.: also used in syrup or tablet form (albuterol sulfate, (CHNO)HSO)
Origin of albuterolprobably by alteration and amp; transposition of elements of the chemical name
A beta-adrenergic drug, C13H21NO3, used in the form of its sulfate as a bronchodilator primarily to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Also called salbutamol.
Origin of albuterolal(pha) + blend of but(yl) and -terol (ultimately shortening of (ar)terenol, norepinephrine hydrochloride, originally a trademark).