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Related to cromolyn: cromolyn sodium
a drug that inhibits the release of chemical mediators of immediate sensitivity from basophils and mast cells, administered by inhalation or intranasally for prophylaxis and treatment of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis, orally for treatment of mastocytosis, and topically to the conjunctiva for prevention and treatment of allergen-induced inflammation of the conjunctiva or cornea. It has the advantage of reducing or eliminating the need for steroids and sympathomimetics. Used in the form of its disodium salt, cromolyn sodium.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C23H16O11, given in the form of its sodium salt, that inhibits the release of histamine from mast cells and is used as an inhalant or topically in the treatment of allergies and to prevent asthmatic attacks.
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