nebulizer

a) A device used to convert liquid into a fine spray of aerosols, by the means of oxygen / compressed air / ultrasonic vibration; Sometimes also refered to as an atomizer.
b) A device used to administer a medicine into the lungs, by converting the medicine from liquid state into a fine spray of aerosols, to be inhaled through the nose or mouth. The conversion of liquid medicine is characterized to be performed by means of oxygen or compressed air or ultrasonic vibration, which differ from the aerosolizing means used by related devices such as inhalers and vaporizers.

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  • Nebulizer — Neb u*li zer, n. An atomizer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nebulizer — (n.) 1865, agent noun from verb nebulize to reduce to a mist or spray (1865), from L. nebula mist (see NEBULA (Cf. nebula)) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Nebulization …   Etymology dictionary

  • nebulizer — (Amer.) nebjÉ™laɪzÉ™(r) / jÊŠl n. one who makes vaporous; one who obscures (also nebuliser) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nebulizer — (also nebuliser) ► NOUN ▪ a device for producing a fine spray of liquid, used for example for inhaling a medicinal drug. DERIVATIVES nebulize (also nebulise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • Nebulizer — In medicine, a nebulizer[1] (spelled nebuliser in British English)[2] is a device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. A Jet nebulizer attached to a compressor. Nebuli …   Wikipedia

  • nebulizer — noun see nebulize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nebulizer — See nebulization. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nebulizer — A device for administering a medication by spraying a fine mist into the nose. Also known as an atomizer. * * * A device used to reduce liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles; useful in delivering medication to deeper parts of… …   Medical dictionary

  • nebulizer —    To form a mist of fine droplets from a liquid. To atomize …   Forensic science glossary

  • nebulizer — or nebuliser nɛbjʊlʌɪzə noun a device for producing a fine spray of liquid, used e.g. for inhaling a medicinal drug. Derivatives nebulize or nebulise verb …   English new terms dictionary

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