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

Examples of cysteamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Found in its highest concentration in human milk, cysteamine is a newer ingredient in the market for treating hyperpigmentation when blended with niacinamide. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cysteamine

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cysteamine

cysteine + amine

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“Cysteamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cysteamine. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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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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