carbocysteinemedical dictionary

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A compound formed when iodoacetic acid reacts with sulfhydryl groups in proteins. It has been used as an anti-infective nasal spray with mucolytic and expectorant action.

Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, expectorants.

Chemical name: Cysteine, S-(carboxymethyl)-

(12 Dec 1998)