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How does salbutamol treat bronchitis?

Bronchitis is a condition where the bronchial tubes in the lungs are swollen. Salbutamol, also named albuterol, relaxes the bronchial muscles. It works on the nervous system by activating the beta receptors whose purpose is to help send signals to the smooth muscles, such as the muscles along the bronchial tubes in the lungs. Salbutamol triggers a signal that tells these muscles to relax, which opens up the swollen airway.

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