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  • adj. Having a pharmaceutical effect principally in the short term.


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  • Quick relief medicines work as short-acting bronchodilators that open the airways by relaxing the muscles that surround them.


  • Generic name for a class of medicines that are commonly used short-acting bronchodilators for quick relief of symptoms (like wheezing and shortness of breath).


  • Exercise-induced asthma can be improved by using short-acting bronchodilators 15 to 30 minutes before starting to exercise and by good everyday control of asthma.


  • Conventional therapy for hypertensive crisis should be employed. 5 A rapid short-acting parenteral alpha-adrenergic blocker, such as phentolamine, or vasodilators, such as nitroprusside, are recommended.

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  • While in the hospital, patients may also get a shot to correct a high blood sugar before they eat lunch, but the goal is to find a combination of long- and short-acting insulin that will make this unnecessary, that will allow the child to have adequate coverage without having to be given a shot while at school.

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  • "The trouble with these drug hormones is that they are short-acting," added Dhillo.

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  • Propofol is usually administered in hospital settings as a short-acting but powerful anesthetic.

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  • But only the short-acting version of the drug was used in the primate study.

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  • Additionally, the use of short-acting sleeping pills like Sonata during an overnight flight may help reduce the initial sleep deprivation.

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  • "But if you're really running out of insulin and can't store it between meals, then you may need to take both the long and short-acting injections."

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