N-acetylcysteine

Definition / meaning of N-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 acetylcysteine and N-acetyl-L-cysteine.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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