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[in-hey-ler] /ɪnˈheɪ lər/
an apparatus or device used in inhaling medicinal vapors, anesthetics, etc.
a respirator.
a person who inhales.
1770-80; inhale + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inhaler
  • While others pushed him in his wheelchair into the house, she rushed ahead to prepare the inhaler so he could breathe.
  • Do not take long-acting beta-agonist inhaler drugs alone.
  • If your symptoms do not improve, your doctor may prescribe an inhaler to open your airways.
  • You'll get specific instructions if you need to stop using bronchodilators or inhaler medications.
  • The nicotine inhaler resembles a plastic cigarette holder.
  • They are generally used for asthma flareups that do not respond to inhaler medications.
  • But now, for the first time, researchers have shown a link between a gene and decreased inhaler response.
  • But the product flopped--patients balked at the clumsy inhaler and doctors questioned whether it might endanger the lungs.
  • His allergies had crossed the line into asthma, and he never went anywhere without an inhaler.
  • These days she uses an inhaler to expand her scarred airways when she gets short of breath.
British Dictionary definitions for inhaler


a device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma
a person who inhales
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inhaler in Medicine

inhaler in·hal·er (ĭn-hā'lər)
A device that produces a vapor to ease breathing or is used to medicate by inhalation, especially a small nasal applicator containing a volatile medicament. Also called inhalator.

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