Chapter 14. Improved Lung Deposition: New Inhaler Devices

  1. Ian M. Adcock and
  2. Kian Fan Chung
  1. Omar S. Usmani

Published Online: 18 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470985731.ch14

Overcoming Steroid Insensitivity in Respiratory Disease

Overcoming Steroid Insensitivity in Respiratory Disease

How to Cite

Usmani, O. S. (2008) Improved Lung Deposition: New Inhaler Devices, in Overcoming Steroid Insensitivity in Respiratory Disease (eds I. M. Adcock and K. F. Chung), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470985731.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Airways Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Airways Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058084

Online ISBN: 9780470985731

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Keywords:

  • respiratory disorders;
  • pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI);
  • chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-propelled pMDIs;
  • breath-actuated pMDIs;
  • dry powder inhaler (DPI)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical review of inhaled drug therapy

  • Deposition of aerosols within the respiratory tract

  • Assessing drug deposition in the lungs

  • Aerosol generation devices for inhaled drug therapy

  • References