(also sodium cromoglycate)
noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, inhaled to prevent asthmatic attacks and allergic reactions.
- 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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