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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 test drug is also an effective mucolytic, bronchodilator and anticatarrhal drug useful for treatment of chronic bronchitis.
Mucosan[R] with a non-cariogenic sweetener (sorbitol) sold the most in the mucolytic group (64%) followed by Ambroxol[R] (18%), Pectox[R] (11%) and Viscoteina[R] (7%).
the combination of a B2-agonist and anticholinergics, theophylline, glucocorticosteroids, antibiotics, mucolytic, oxygen therapy).
It has an established track record as a mucolytic and renal protective agent, and it has an excellent safety profile.
Although the patients received nebulised salbutamol and tyloxapol (a mucolytic agent) at four-hour intervals, insufficient humidification of the jet stream contributed to the formation of extremely tenacious secretions.
Medical management with a mucolytic agent--and antibiotics when indicated--forms the basis of initial therapy.
Certainly the idea of using a mucolytic to improve antibiotic delivery to the gastric mucosal surface is novel.
Prior to nebulizing a medication in any patient, it is necessary to effectively drain secretions with the help of a mucolytic agent, percussion and postural drainage, or bronchodilation with a beta-2 agonist (Diot et al.
Phil Gould,Provalis' chief executive officer, said:``We are pleased that we have secured this new generation mucolytic product for Provalis.
A new study by De Rosa and colleagues, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, investigated the use of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a mucolytic agent used to reduce the viscosity of mucus and to build up glutathione levels in HIV-positive patients.
A bronchodilator improves airway patency and facilitates mucous drainage while a mucolytic liquifies tenacious bronchial secretions.