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Definition: Nebulizer

Definition: Nebulizer

Nebulizer
(Nebulizador)

A nebulizer is an electrically powered machine that turns liquid medication into a mist so that it can be breathed directly into the lungs through a face mask or mouthpiece. People with asthma can use a nebulizer to take their medications.





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