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  1. Beta-2 adrenoceptor agonists

    The beta2-adrenoceptor agonist drugs used in respiratory medicine function as long-acting bronchodilators (LABAs). They are prescribed as single agents or in combination with inhaled corticosteroids or muscarinic receptor antagonists.

    smaxwell - 10/10/2014 - 7:39pm

  2. Inhaled corticosteroids

    The inhaled corticosteroids used in respiratory medicine are in fact synthetic agonists of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), a nuclear hormone receptor in the same family as the androgen, progesterone and mineralocorticoid receptors. GR agonists act to modulate expression of genes containing the glucocorticoid response element (GRE).

    smaxwell - 10/10/2014 - 7:42pm

  3. Asthma

    Asthma affects 300 million people worldwide and is characterized by respiratory symptoms that burden patients and can lead to exacerbations which require medical attention and can be fatal. Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, chest tightness, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms are caused by inflammation and hyperreactivity in the airways leading to bronchoconstriction or airway narrowing. There are many triggers for patients with asthma including dust and allergens, pollution, cigarette smoke and even exercise or stress.

    efaccena - 11/03/2019 - 10:52am