cysteamine

noun
cys·​te·​amine | \ si-ˈstē-ə-mən How to pronounce cysteamine (audio) \

Definition of cysteamine

: a cysteine derivative C2H7NS used especially to treat cystinuria

First Known Use of cysteamine

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cysteamine

cysteine + amine

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The first known use of cysteamine was in 1943

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cysteamine

noun
cys·​te·​amine | \ sis-ˈtē-ə-mən How to pronounce cysteamine (audio) \

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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