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Breaking down or hydrolyzing mucus or mucopolysaccharides.


(Medicine) an agent that is able to break down mucus
(Medicine) able to break down mucus or to reduce mucus viscosity


(ˌmyu kəˈlɪt ɪk)

denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.


adj & n mucolítico
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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.
Mucolytic bacteria with increased prevalence in IBD mucosa augment in vitro utilization of mucin in Crohn's disease.
Where ocular surface mucin is also abnormal, this can be combined with a mucolytic such as acetylcysteine (Ilube).
In the present study, sheep were treated with Enrofloxacin for management of secondary infections, Bromhexine acts as mucolytic and expectorant which will help to expel the larvae, Prednisolone will help full for management of inflammatory reactions caused by larvae.
The drug is a mucolytic used for the reduction of sputum viscosity to help relieve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and other respiratory diseases.
adhatoda has demonstrated both antitussive and expectorant properties, as well as mucolytic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.
N-acetylcysteine, antioxidant, and mucolytic agent used in respiratory medicine reduced the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in a randomized controlled trial [48]; however, a later meta-analysis of randomized trials showed no benefit in reducing renal dysfunction, haemodialysis, or death [49].
She had severe bilateral bronchiectasis demonstrable on CT scan and received regular courses of intravenous antibiotics, daily nebulised mucolytic (dornase-alfa) and antibiotic (alternating colistin/tobramycin) treatments.
Hyaluronidase is widely used in cosmetic surgery in the breakdown of hyaluronic acid fillers, where the mucolytic enzyme splits and lowers the viscosity of hyaluronic acid in the extracellular matrix.