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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: at′ŏm-ī-zer

Definition: A device used to reduce liquid medication to fine particles in the form of a spray or aerosol; useful in delivering medication to the lungs, nose, and throat.

[G. atomos, indivisible particle]

See Also: nebulizer, vaporizer

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