A device for administering a medication by spraying a fine mist into the nose. Also known as an atomizer.
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A device used to reduce liquid medication to extremely fine cloudlike particles; useful in delivering medication to deeper parts of the respiratory tract. SEE ALSO: atomizer, vaporizer.
- jet n. an atomizer that uses an air or gas stream to change a liquid into small particles.
- spinning disk n. a n. in which water is changed into small particles as it is thrown by centrifugal force from a spinning disk.
- ultrasonic n. a humidifier using high-frequency electricity to power a transducer that vibrates 1,350,000 times per second and changes water up into particles 0.5–3 μm in size in its nebulizing chamber; used in inhalation therapy.

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neb·u·liz·er or Brit neb·u·lis·er -.lī-zər n ATOMIZER specif an atomizer equipped to produce an extremely fine spray for deep penetration of the lungs

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an instrument used for applying a liquid in the form of a fine spray.

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neb·u·liz·er (nebґu-li″zər) a device for creating and throwing an aerosol spray. Called also atomizer.

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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 — noun 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… …   Wiktionary

  • 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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