Zileuton meaning

zī-lo͝otn
A drug that inhibits leukotriene formation, used to treat asthma.
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A drug that inhibits leukotriene formation, used to treat asthma.
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An asthma drug that blocks leukotriene synthesis by inhibiting 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme of the eicosanoid synthesis pathway.
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Origin of zileuton

  • (ben)z(oth)i(ene) one of its components leu(ko)t(riene) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition