Definition of Mucolytic

1. Adjective. Serving to dissolve mucus. ¹



2. Noun. A mucolytic agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucolytic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Mucolytic

1. Destroying or dissolving mucin, an agent that so acts: a mucopolysaccharide or glycoprotein, the chief constituent of mucus. Origin: Gr. Lysis = dissolution This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucolytic

mucoid colony
mucoid degeneration
mucoid impaction of bronchus
mucoid medial degeneration
mucoidal
mucoids
mucolipidoses
mucolipidosis
mucolipidosis I
mucolipidosis II
mucolipidosis III
mucolipidosis IV
mucolipin
mucolipins
mucolysis
mucolytic (current term)
mucolytics
mucomembranous
mucomembranous enteritis
muconate
muconate cycloisomerase
muconates
muconic
muconic acid
muconolactone delta-isomerase
mucopeptide
mucopeptide glycohydrolase
mucopeptides
mucoperichondrial flap
mucoperiosteal

Literary usage of Mucolytic

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1. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"... loop responses to broth culture supernatants from various gastroenteritis strains of S. enteritidis if the gut is first washed with a mucolytic agent. ..."

2. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Administration of mucolytic agents (eg., acetylcysteine, potassium iodide) in severe exacerbations of asthma may worsen cough or airflow obstruction and ..."

3. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Inhaled mucolytic drugs have not been shown to benefit treatment of exacerbations, and in severe exacerbations they may worsen cough or airflow limitation. ..."

4. Pocket Guide for Asthma Management & Prevention: A Pocket Guide for by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"(Therapies not recommended for treating attacks include: • Sedatives (strictly avoid) • mucolytic drugs (may worsen cough) • Magnesium sulfate (no proven ..."

5. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"... loop responses to broth culture supernatants from various gastroenteritis strains of S. enteritidis if the gut is first washed with a mucolytic agent. ..."

6. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Administration of mucolytic agents (eg., acetylcysteine, potassium iodide) in severe exacerbations of asthma may worsen cough or airflow obstruction and ..."

7. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Inhaled mucolytic drugs have not been shown to benefit treatment of exacerbations, and in severe exacerbations they may worsen cough or airflow limitation. ..."

8. Pocket Guide for Asthma Management & Prevention: A Pocket Guide for by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"(Therapies not recommended for treating attacks include: • Sedatives (strictly avoid) • mucolytic drugs (may worsen cough) • Magnesium sulfate (no proven ..."

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