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mucolytic

[‚myü·kə′līd·ik]
(biochemistry)
Effecting the dissolution, liquefaction, or dispersion of mucus and mucopolysaccharides.
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All the patients receive postoperative therapy include broad spectrum antibiotics for 7 days, nebulization with steroids and mucolytic agents.
These ancillary treatments included steroids, nasal spray, saline irrigation, and mucolytic agents, but with small study populations and mostly equivocal results.
17) Mucolytic agents have been studied and a meta-analysis of 3 studies reveals that they have some benefit in URTIs.
Mucolytic agents and/or 7% saline aerosols are frequently prescribed to assist with the mobilization of secretions.
Other interventions involve cast disruption by tissue plasminogen activator or urokinase and prevention of cast formation by use of mucolytic agents, steroids, or anticoagulants.
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.
Until recently, mucolytic agents were available only through prescription.
Mucolytic agents for chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
60, mucolytic agents (respiratory drugs to increase secretions) increased the cost by $1,157.
Helium continued to be used therapeutically until 1940, when the use of pharmacologic bronchodilators and mucolytic agents were found to be very effective.