• N-acetyl-cysteine
German: Acetylcystein
Japanese: アセチルシステイン

Biochemistry. Abbr. NAC. The acetylated form of the amino acid L-cysteine. It is a precursor of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant and involved in the reduction of reactive oxygen species. Acetylcysteine is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions.

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