from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for reducing a liquid to spray, for inhalation, disinfection, etc.; an atomizer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An atomizer.
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- noun A device used to convert
liquidinto a fine sprayof aerosols, by means of oxygen, compressed air, or ultrasonicvibration; sometimes also referred to as an atomizer.
- noun medicine A device used to administer a
medicineinto the lungs, by converting the medicine from liquid state into a fine sprayof aerosols, to be inhaled through the nose or mouth. The conversion of liquid medicine is performed by means of oxygenor compressed airor ultrasonicvibration, which differ from the aerosolizing means used by inhalersand vaporizers.
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- noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
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A "nebulizer" can be handy for turning a colloidal silver solution into a fine mist that one may inhale to help battle lung infections.
Also available in pill or liquid form (an oral preparation as syrup) or as a liquid for a nebulizer that mixes it into a mist for inhalation.
My just 2 yr old son has had his own nebulizer since he was 11 months.
Ms. Granoff also uses a carbon-filter mask to screen out scents and particulates and carries a portable nebulizer and an epinephrine pen for emergencies.
Now, at four, he brings me his nebulizer with a wheezy “I need a treatment, mommy” in the middle of difficult nights.
It can be administered by inhaler or nebulizer and is often used to prevent exercise-induced asthma symptoms when used 15 to 30 minutes before exercise or sports activity.
It's a chance for him to be with other kids who are also getting meds, sleeping with oxygen, doing nebulizer treatments.
Liquid medicine is placed in the nebulizer cup and converted into small droplets that remain in the mist long enough to be inhaled into the lungs.
If your child has asthma you should also bring along his/medications as well as his nebulizer, spacer, etc.
We have to do the nebulizer for croup, and one of the masks we got looks like one of the Backyardigans.