Definition: Nebulizer (for Teens) - Children's Hospital of San Antonio (Christus Health)
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Definition: Nebulizer

Nebulizer

A nebulizer is an electrically powered machine that turns liquid medication into a mist so that it can be breathed directly into the lungs through a face mask or mouthpiece. This works well with little kids who aren't ready to use inhalers, but anyone can use a nebulizer to get the breathing medication he or she needs.