Meaning of cromoglycate in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkrəʊmə(ʊ)ˈɡlʌɪseɪt/


(also sodium cromoglycate)
mass nounMedicine
  • 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.’
    • ‘Drops containing the active ingredient cromoglycate are most widely used.’
    • ‘The 17 studies of sodium cromoglycate tended to involve small numbers of patients, differed in outcome measures, and showed evidence of publication bias.’


From an alteration of chromone (a bicyclic ketone) + glyc(erol)+ -ate.