Acetylcysteine: An antioxidant drug used to reduce the thickness of mucus and ease its removal. It is also used to reverse the toxicity of high doses of acetaminophen. Acetylcysteine with hydration significantly reduces the risk of contrast nephropathy in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. A...
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<chemical> A white, crystalline powder used as a mucolytic agent for adjunct therapy in bronchopulmonary disorders to reduce the viscosity of mucus and facilitate its removal. It is administered by instillation or nebulization. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with ...
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(as″ә-tәl-) (as″ә-tēl-sis´te-ēn) a mucolytic agent used by instillation or nebulization to reduce the viscosity of respiratory tract secretions and orally or intravenously as an antidote to acetaminophen poisoning.
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acetylcysteine A mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of mucous secretions; used to treat acetaminophen toxicity.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: a-sĕ′til-sis′tē-in Definitions: 1. A mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of mucous secretions; used to prevent liver injury produced by acetaminophen toxicity.
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Acetylcysteine rINN (n), also known as N``-acetylcysteine``` or N-acetyl-L-cysteine` (abbreviated NAC), is a pharmaceutical drug and nutritional supplement used primarily as a mucolytic agent and in the management of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose. Other uses include sulfate repletion in cond...
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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-acetyl-L-cysteine and N-acetylcysteine.
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