A nebulizer for efficiently and reliably delivering aerosolized fluid to
an inhaling patient is disclosed. The nebulizer includes a fixed diverter
and a movable fluid orifice or fluid pathway connected with an actuator
for responding to an inhalation or a manual actuation and beginning the
nebulization process. Also provided is a method of providing nebulization
including the steps of moving a fluid orifice or fluid pathway connected
to an actuator so that the fluid orifice or fluid pathway reaches a
nebulizing position during inhalation.