cysteamine


cys·te·amine

noun \sis-ˈtē-ə-mən\

Definition of CYSTEAMINE

:  a cysteine derivative C2H7NS used especially to treat cystinuria

Origin of CYSTEAMINE

cysteine + amine
First Known Use: 1943

cys·te·amine

noun \sis-ˈtē-ə-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYSTEAMINE

: 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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