zi·leu·ton zī-'lüt-ən n an anti-asthma drug C11H12N2O2S that is administered orally and acts by inhibiting the lipoxygenase catalyzing the formation of leukotrienes

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zi·leu·ton (zi-looґtən) an antiasthmatic agent of the leukotriene pathway modifier type that inhibits the enzymatic action of arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase; used in prophylaxis and treatment of symptoms of chronic asthma, administered orally.

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