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How does salbutamol treat exercise-induced bronchospasm?

In treating the condition exercise-induced bronchospasm, salbutamol relaxes the airway muscles to prevent them from tightening up after exercising. 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, also called albuterol, signals these muscles to relax.

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