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Acetylcysteine

"Acetylcysteine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The N-acetyl derivative of CYSTEINE. It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral stimulation by reactive oxygen intermediates.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Acetylcysteine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Acetylcysteine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 200 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 1998
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.