[brong-koh-dahy-ley-ter, -di-]
a substance that acts to dilate constricted bronchial tubes to aid breathing, used especially for relief of asthma.

1900–05; broncho- + dilator Unabridged
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bronchodilator (ˈbrɒŋkəʊdaɪˌleɪtə)
any drug or other agent that causes dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle: used, esp in the form of aerosol sprays, for the relief of asthma

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bronchodilator bron·cho·di·la·tor (brŏng'kō-dī-lā'tər, -dī'lā'-, -dĭ-lā'-)
An agent that causes an increase in the caliber of a bronchus or bronchial tube.

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bronchodilator   (brŏng'kō-dī-lā'tər, -dī'lā-)  Pronunciation Key 
A drug that widens the air passages of the lungs and eases breathing by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle.
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The symptoms of asthma are generally relieved by using a bronchodilator.
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