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cysteamine

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noun cys·te·amine \sis-ˈtē-ə-mən\

Definition of cysteamine

  1. :  a cysteine derivative C2H7NS used especially to treat cystinuria



Origin and Etymology of cysteamine

cysteine + amine


First Known Use: 1943


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cysteamine

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noun cys·te·amine \sis-ˈtē-ə-mən\

Medical Definition of cysteamine

  1. :  a cysteine derivative used in the form of its bitartrate C2H7NS·C4H6O6 to treat cystinosis and especially formerly as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose




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