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Compound Summary for: CID 12035

Acetylcysteine

Also known as: N-Acetyl-L-cysteine, N-Acetylcysteine, Acetadote, 616-91-1, Fluimucil, Mucomyst, mercapturic acid, Broncholysin
Molecular Formula: C5H9NO3S   Molecular Weight: 163.19486   InChIKey: PWKSKIMOESPYIA-BYPYZUCNSA-N
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.   From: MeSH
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