Definition of leukotriene
: any of a group of eicosanoids that participate in allergic responses (such as bronchial constriction)
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Leukotrienes are similar to histamine, but 100 to 1,000 times more potent in the lung than a similar weight of histamine.
The scientists found that the drug prevented tissue injury and fluid buildup by blocking a protein called leukotriene B4 (LTB4).
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Medical Definition of leukotriene
: any of a group of eicosanoids that are generated in basophils, mast cells, macrophages, and human lung tissue by lipoxygenase-catalyzed oxygenation especially of arachidonic acid and that participate in allergic responses (as bronchoconstriction in asthma)—see slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis
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