acetylcysteine

noun
ace·​tyl·​cys·​te·​ine | \ ə-ˌsēt-ᵊl-ˈsis-tə-ˌēn How to pronounce acetylcysteine (audio) , ˌas-ə-ˌtēl- How to pronounce acetylcysteine (audio) , ˌas-ət-ᵊl- \

Medical Definition of acetylcysteine

: a mucolytic agent C5H9NO3S used especially to reduce the viscosity of abnormally viscid respiratory tract secretions — see mucomyst

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“Acetylcysteine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetylcysteine. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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