acetylcysteine

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Chemical structure of acetylcysteine
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From acetyl +‎ cysteine.

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acetylcysteine (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry, pharmacology) An acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine (trademark Mucomyst), which is an antioxidant used as a mucolytic agent and in the treatment of paracetamol poisoning.

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