JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Nebulizer treatment. Patient playing cards while being treated with a nebulizer. A nebulizer converts liquid into a fine mist that can be inhaled, allowing the delivery of medicines deep into the lungs. This is useful in treating asthma, cystic fibrosis and other respiratory conditions. Drugs that might be inhaled include bronchodilators (to expand airways), corticosteroids (to reduce inflammation), and antibiotics. Chemotherapy drugs for lung cancer have been delivered with a nebulizer in clinical trials. Photographed in Trinity Hospice, London, UK.
Model release available. Property release not required.