cysteamine

noun cys·te·amine \ si-ˈstē-ə-mən \

Definition of cysteamine

: a cysteine derivative C2H7NS used especially to treat cystinuria

Origin and Etymology of cysteamine

cysteine + amine


Medical Dictionary

cysteamine

noun cys·te·amine \ sis-ˈtē-ə-mən \

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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