acetylcysteine
A drug usually used to reduce the thickness of mucus and ease its removal. It is also used to reverse the toxicity of high doses of acetaminophen. Also called N-acetylcysteine and N-acetyl-L-cysteine.

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  • acetylcysteine — /euh seet l sis tee een , in, euh set , as i tl /, n. Pharm. a substance, C5H9NO3S, used in solution as an inhalant to dissolve mucus in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema and also used as an antidote in acetaminophen… …   Universalium

  • acetylcysteine — noun The N acetyl derivative of cysteine; it is a mucolytic agent …   Wiktionary

  • acetylcysteine — A mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of mucous secretions; used to prevent liver injury produced by acetaminophen toxicity. * * * ace·tyl·cys·te·ine ə .sēt əl sis tə .ēn, .as ə .tēl , .as ət əl n a mucolytic agent C5H9NO3S used esp. to… …   Medical dictionary

  • acetylcysteine — n. a drug administered as eye drops to break down mucus filaments in the eyes in the treatment of dry eyes (for example, in Sjögren s syndrome). It is also given, by intravenous infusion, to prevent liver damage in paracetamol overdosage. Trade… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acetylcysteine — ə¦sēd.əl , ¦asəd.əl , əˌtēl noun Etymology: acetyl + cysteine : a mucolytic agent C5H9NO3S used especially to reduce the viscosity of abnormally viscid respiratory tract secretions * * * /euh seet l sis tee een , in, euh set , as i tl /, n. Pharm …   Useful english dictionary

  • N-Acétylcystéine — Acétylcystéine Pour les articles homonymes, voir DCI et NAC. Acétylcystéine …   Wikipédia en Français

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