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mucolytic

[‚myü·kə′līd·ik]
(biochemistry)
Effecting the dissolution, liquefaction, or dispersion of mucus and mucopolysaccharides.
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The sulphur containing compounds in garlic (Allium sativum) are useful mucolytic agents (Mills 2000).
2%) patients reported the use of other supportive measures, such as antitussive or mucolytic agents, but also treatment with chest compresses or nasal douches.
6 million over 5 years in grants to The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and The University of Colorado, Denver (UCD) to conduct research with mucolytic agents discovered by Parion Sciences and to enable Investigational New Drug (IND) applications for Parion's molecules.
The only mention I could find concerning aerosol therapy of the ventilated neonate was in the chapter on pharmacological adjuncts in a section entitled "Bronchodilators and Mucolytic Agents.
Poole PJ, Black PN (2001) Mucolytic agents for chronic bronchitis (Cochrane Review).
This auxiliary treatment includes mucolytic agents, antihistamines, nasal steroids, and nasal douches.
The Company's new patent #6,576,224 relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprised of anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic agents formulated for the treatment of sinusitis, particularly by aerosol administration.
Mucolytic agents work by dissolving the chemical bonds in mucus, thus lowering its viscosity.