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  • n. Plural form of leukotriene.


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  • 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.

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  • Leukotriene inhibitors: These block the production of leukotrienes, a substance that causes the inflammatory process that occurs when the body has an allergic reaction.

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  • At appropriate doses, the drug lessens the formation of both prostaglandin and thromboxane-A but not the leukotrienes.

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  • 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.

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  • Prescription antihistamines or a medication that inhibits leukotrienes are options too, says James Li, chief of allergy at Mayo Clinic.

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  • These drugs can trigger the production of leukotrienes, a naturally occurring chemical substance that promotes an inflammatory response in the lungs.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Galland prefers to prescribe medications that block leukotrienes, another chemical involved in allergic reaction, rather than histamines (like Singulair or Accolate).

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  • Boswellia blocks the formation of leukotrienes, immune cells that trigger inflammation and promote the formation of free radicals.

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