Definition of cromoglycate in English:


Line breaks: cromo|gly¦cate
Pronunciation: /ˌkrəʊmə(ʊ)ˈglʌɪseɪt
(also sodium cromoglycate)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, inhaled to prevent asthmatic attacks and allergic reactions.
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    • Although several drugs such as ketotifen, sodium cromoglycate, sodium nedocromil, and theophylline have anti-inflammatory properties, they are less effective than inhaled glucocorticoids.
    • No side effects were reported with use of antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, or cromoglycate.
    • Using this process as his ‘discovery model,’ he identified disodium cromoglycate, which was eventually marketed as an antiasthmatic drug.


mid 20th century: from an alteration of chromone (a bicyclic ketone) + glyc(erol) + -ate1.

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