Technische Universität München

The Entrepreneurial University

Selective beta-2 adrenoreceptor agonists (or beta-2 agonists), are more commonly known as asthma 'relievers' or bronchodilators. They are drugs that relax and open up the airways (bronchi) to the lungs, which become narrowed during an asthma attack.

The best known drugs of this group are salbutamol (e.g. Ventolin, Volmax) and terbutaline (Bricanyl).