acetylcysteine

[ uh-seet-l-sis-tee-een, -in, uh-set-, as-i-tl- ]
/ əˌsit lˈsɪs tiˌin, -ɪn, əˌsɛt-, ˌæs ɪ tl- /

noun Pharmacology.

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 poisoning.

Nearby words

  1. acetylate,
  2. acetylation,
  3. acetylbenzene,
  4. acetylcholine,
  5. acetylcholinesterase,
  6. acetylene,
  7. acetylene series,
  8. acetylformic acid,
  9. acetylic,
  10. acetylide

Origin of acetylcysteine


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