|cromolyn sodium||medical dictionary|
A chromone complex that acts by inhibiting the release of chemical mediators from sensitised mast cells. It is used in the prophylactic treatment of both allergic and exercise-induced asthma, but does not affect an established asthmatic attack.
Pharmacological action: anti-asthmatic agents.
Chemical name: 4H-1-Benzopyran-2-carboxylic acid, 5,5'-((2-hydroxy-1,3-propanediyl)bis(oxy))bis(4-oxo-, disodium salt
(12 Dec 1998)
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