HYMAN CHAI, M.D.; LEIZER MOLK, M.D.; ELLIOTT MIDDLETON JR., M.D.
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The appearance of any new drug for the control of bronchial asthma excites both physician and patient alike, for even the most modern management of severe asthma still leaves much to be desired. A new possibility for improved pharmacologic control is the compound disodium cromoglycate (DSC, FPL670, "Intal"). Disodium cromoglycate is a member of the "chromone" class of compounds and is a chemical relative of khellin, a plant-derived substance known to have bronchodilator properties (1, 2).
Of a number of compounds in the chromone series, DSC was found to be the most active in protecting against experimentally induced asthma (3),
CHAI H, MOLK L, MIDDLETON E. Disodium Cromoglycate in Bronchial Asthma. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1212–1214. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-6-1212
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(6):1212-1214.
Asthma, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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