oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Opening the airways : asthma

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Relievers are sometimes called bronchodilators, as they open the airway by dilating the bronchi. They are used for the emergency relief of symptoms, but do not help the underlying inflammation of the airway. Relievers should only be used when asthma symptoms appear.

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