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4th paragraph needs clarification.
In the 4th paragraph it reads "Some breath-activated inhalers do not require manual activation, but will automatically sense the patient breathing in and deliver the dose.
Not for sure what to do?
--RonEJ 22:32, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
- Added Information to this talk page. I discovered the self contained MDI, possibly being of what is stated, is sold in the UK. under the the Easi-Breathe brand.
- --RonEJ 06:15, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
how do modern inhalers work technically??
- MDIs work by expelling formulation from a canister using the energy generated by their pressurised liquid propellant evaporating, this shoots the drug out of the inhaler and generates a cloud that can be inhaled by the patient. DPIs work in a variety of different ways but generally they present a dry powder to the patient which is made into a cloud by the turbulent airflow when the patient inhales through the device. I hope that goes some way to answering your question. Please feel free to ask more if that doesn't fully satisfy your curiosity. Noosentaal(talk) 15:35, 28 January 2009 (UTC)