- n. Plural form of leukotriene.
“When an allergen binds between two IgE antibodies, it induces degranulation of a mast cell/basophil, which leads to the rapid release of histamine and the more gradual release of other mediators such as leukotrienes and cytokines.”
“Leukotriene inhibitors: These block the production of leukotrienes, a substance that causes the inflammatory process that occurs when the body has an allergic reaction.”
“At appropriate doses, the drug lessens the formation of both prostaglandin and thromboxane-A but not the leukotrienes.”
“Sales pieces from Scholastic and Merck (who makes Singulair) called, "Health Ed 101 -- Learn to Prevent Asthma Symptoms," told parents, "When your child breathes in an asthma trigger, such as pollen from trees or weeds, the body releases leukotrienes (loo-ko-TRY-eens)" and that Singulair blocks the loo-ko-TRY-eens.”
“Prescription antihistamines or a medication that inhibits leukotrienes are options too, says James Li, chief of allergy at Mayo Clinic.”
“These drugs can trigger the production of leukotrienes, a naturally occurring chemical substance that promotes an inflammatory response in the lungs.”
“By modulating the effects of key pro-inflammatory molecules, including cyclooxygenase 2, leukotrienes, prostaglandins, nitric oxide, interferon-inducible protein, tumor necrosis factor TNF, and interleukin-12, the curcuminoids in turmeric suppress inflammation.”
“ButterburOne of the best-studied natural medicines for allergies, butterbur may ease hay-fever symptoms, possibly by reducing levels of histamines and leukotrienes, chemicals that can set off an allergic response.”
“Galland prefers to prescribe medications that block leukotrienes, another chemical involved in allergic reaction, rather than histamines (like Singulair or Accolate).”
“Boswellia blocks the formation of leukotrienes, immune cells that trigger inflammation and promote the formation of free radicals.”
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