Noun Acetylcysteine Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acetylcysteine

Pronunciation:

/ˌasɪtɪlˈsɪstɪiːn//ˌasɪtʌɪlˈsɪsteɪn//ˌasɪtʌɪlˈsɪstɪiːn/

Definition:
1.

noun

An acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine, which is an antioxidant used as a mucolytic agent and in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning.


    noun, Pharmacology.

    1. a substance, C 5 H 9 NO 3 S, 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.


    Examples:

    "There can be acetylcysteine remainses."

    Origin:
    1930s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From acetyl + cysteine.

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