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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 that reduces the inflammatory response by acting as a leukotriene receptor antagonist, and is used to treat the signs and symptoms of asthma.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
montelukastSingulair® Internal medicine A leukotriene receptor antagonist used to manage asthma. See Asthma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
montelukastA drug that binds to the receptors for certain leukotrienes thus blocking both phases of the ASTHMA response. It is used in the treatment of asthma that shows an inadequate response to inhaled steroids. A brand name is Singulair.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
An inhibitor that prevents leukotrienes from binding to cell receptors; taken over time, montelukast can reduce or prevent symptoms of asthma and allergies.
Mentioned in: Leukotriene Inhibitors
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