from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that inhales: an avid inhaler of aromatic pipe smoke.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device with a canister holding medicine (either in powder or gas form) which is sprayed and inhaled by the patient, often for treating asthma and other respiratory diseases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who inhales.
- n. An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, such as ether or chloroform, or an aerosol mist of a solution, for medicinal purposes.
- n. A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who inhales.
- n. In medicine, an apparatus for inhaling vapors and volatile substances, as steam of hot water, vapor of chloroform, iodine, etc.
- n. An apparatus which enables a person to breathe without injury in a deleterious atmosphere, as that used by persons of delicate lungs to prevent damp or cold air from entering the lungs, or that used by cutlers and others who breathe an atmosphere charged with metallic particles; a respirator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
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The nicotine inhaler is short-acting, which means it can control sudden nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms for short periods of time.
Cogidubnus, I thought your comment was the funniest thing I was ever going to read in my life … and then I read hobbybobby’s post and clicked his link … I’ve changed my knickers now and the inhaler is starting to work.
I figured the inhaler was a device to show how the most damaging things can be done by the seemlingly weakest people.
Personally I immediately thought the inhaler was a trigger when I looked a cover - even though that probably doesn't make sense for a bomb with a timer - unless the trigger starts the timer.
I don't think the inhaler is a detonator - the bomb has a clock on it.
Mannkind on Friday affirmed its commitment to its inhaler, which is in Phase III studies and which the company expects to submit for Food and Drug Administration approval by the end of the year.
In his pocket with the inhaler was a Rohypnol pill not in its packaging.
MedTone inhaler, which is different from the one used during clinical trials.
A 20 mg dose of CS-8958 is inhaled from powder compartments in the TwinCaps (R) inhaler, which is made of just two plastic parts.
In the study, researchers at Indiana University found that a large dose -- 9 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight -- was as effective as the use of an albuterol inhaler, which is commonly used to treat or prevent exercise-induced asthma.