acetylcysteine

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acetylcysteine

[ə‚sed·əl′sis·tē‚ēn or ‚tēn]
(pharmacology)
HSCH2CH(NHCOCH3)COOH Crystals with a melting point of 109-110°C; used as a mucolytic drug.
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The CDC has measured the hemoglobin adducts of acrylamide and its metabolite glycidamide (CDC 2009) and plans to measure urinary mercapturic acid metabolites of acrylamide and glycidamide in NHANES participants (Alwis et al.
Glutathione conjugation and conversion to mercapturic acids can occur as an intrahepatic process.
We assessed the exposure by measuring the concentrations of styrene in air and in blood and of mandelic acid, phenylglyoxylic acid, 4-vinyl phenol conjugates and regioisomefic phenyl hydroxyethyl mercapturic acids in urine.