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mucolytic

[‚myü·kə′līd·ik]
(biochemistry)
Effecting the dissolution, liquefaction, or dispersion of mucus and mucopolysaccharides.
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Mucolytics, such as carbocysteine and N-acetylcysteine, reduce exacerbations and improve QoL in COPD patients not treated with ICSs.
Inhaled corticosteroids or brief time systemic corticosteroids, oxygen supplement therapy, mucolytics; chest physiotherapy, appropriate antibiotics, and morphine are components of the treatment.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) is a mucolytic, anti-inflammatory, and hepaprotective agent used as a powerful antioxidant to protect cells [1, 2] and to treat diseases such as cancer, neuropsychiatric disorders, and cardiovascular diseases, among others [3, 4].
Moreover, fisetin also demonstrated an added therapeutic potential as a possible mucolytic and bactericidal.
Conlon, "Low relative abundances of the mucolytic bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila and Bifidobacterium spp.
Dijkman, "In vitro effect of a mucolytic thiol agent on the activity of polymorphonuclear leucocyte elastase and antileucoprotease," Thorax, vol.
"In case of inclusion of these samples with treatment by Petroff's method (with sodium hydroxide as a mucolytic agent), there are chances to increase the numbers of AFB positive cases.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a well-tolerated and safe medication that has been used for several decades as a mucolytic agent and for the treatment of numerous disorders such as acetaminophen intoxication (4,5).
Phytobezoars, on the other hand, can be treated medically with motility stimulating, enzymatic, pro-kinetic, and mucolytic agents as well as endoscopically by fragmenting them with snares and forceps.