Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p735
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "terbutaline" is presented. Terbutaline, a bronchodilator drug, is used as treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This drug is also used to prevent premature labour. Several possible adverse effects of the drug are mentioned which include nervousness and restlessness.


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