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Compound Summary for: CID 6058

Cysteamine

Also known as: 2-Aminoethanethiol; Mercaptamine; Thioethanolamine; Becaptan; beta-Mercaptoethylamine; Cysteinamine; Mercamine; Decarboxycysteine
Molecular Formula: C2H7NS   Molecular Weight: 77.14868   InChIKey: UFULAYFCSOUIOV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A radiation-protective agent that oxidizes in air to form CYSTAMINE. It can be given intravenously or orally to treat radiation sickness. The bitartrate has been used for the oral treatment of nephropathic cystinosis.   From: MeSH
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