Nebulizer and Mouthpiece

A man using a nebulizer

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A nebulizer uses a compressor to turn medicine into a fine mist (aerosol). In this picture, the man is using a mouthpiece to breathe in the medicine.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Rohit K. Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofDecember 6, 2017

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