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mucolytic

[‚myü·kə′līd·ik]
(biochemistry)
Effecting the dissolution, liquefaction, or dispersion of mucus and mucopolysaccharides.
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Its semi-synthetic derivative bromhexine (Bisolvon) (Grange and Snell, 1996) is widely used as an over-the-counter mucolytic medication to reduce cough (Parvez et al.
Pulmonary: mucolytic, expectorant, antitussive; thyme oil is the great mucous membrane cleanser, whether they are respiratory or digestive membranes;
Mucolytic therapy has been used to decrease sputum viscosity, increase clearance of sputum, reduce bacterial load, improve lung function, and ultimately increase survival.
All the patients receive postoperative therapy include broad spectrum antibiotics for 7 days, nebulization with steroids and mucolytic agents.
It's a bronchodilating effect that widens inflamed/constricted air passageways in the lungs, giving relief to the patient; and a mucolytic action that melts phlegm for easier expectoration.
Some patients may require an order for a mucolytic as well.
Mucolytic preparations make sputum easier to cough up but they're of little benefit to most people.
You need to take anti-allergic and mucolytic medicines.
Lysozyme, a mucolytic enzyme of leucocitic origin, is an important defense molecule of the innate immune system, which is important in mediating protection against microbial invasion (Saurabh and Sahoo, 2008).
These patients were prescribed another dose of azithromycin plus topical tetracycline ointment twice daily along with a mucolytic agent (acetyl-cystine) eye drops.