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Breaking down or hydrolyzing mucus or mucopolysaccharides.
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(Medicine) an agent that is able to break down mucus
(Medicine) able to break down mucus or to reduce mucus viscosity
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(ˌmyu kəˈlɪt ɪk)

denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.
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adj & n mucolítico
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[16] Da'fe Ta'affun (antiseptic) and Munaffis-e-balgham (mucolytic) if used internally.
Effect of the mucolytic erdosteine on the success rate of PPI-based first-line triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication: a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
Several studies have attributed numerous therapeutic properties to bromelain, such as: anti-inflammatory action, inhibition of platelet aggregation, fibrinolytic activity, antitumor action, modulation of cytokines and immunity, debridement properties of the skin, increased absorption of other drugs, mucolytic properties, digestion facilitation, healing acceleration and improved circulation and cardiovascular system (Orsini, 2006, Bromelain, 2010; Bala et al., 2012; Si-Yu et al., 2012; Rosenberg et al., 2014).
(2-4) Infusions prepared with the leaves and flowers of Verbascum species have been used as an expectorant and mucolytic (5) wound healer (6) for the treatment of hemorrhoids and rheumatism (7) in folk medicine.
Mucolytic agents versus placebo for chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Moreover, owing to its antioxidant, protective, and mucolytic features, it is commonly used in medicine [10].
Often, mechanical debridement, mucolytic agents and control of ocular surface inflammation is needed.
It was shown that treatment with nebulized hypertonic saline with mucolytic action was effective in the treatment of infants who were hospitalized for longer than 72 hours (37).
Further understanding of impaired mucus clearance as a consequence of abnormal ion transport in airway epithelium has led to the development of mucolytic agents and antipseudomonal antibiotics for patients with CF (10).
Warm humidified air and various types of mucolytic agents such as N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) are recommended for the treatment of DRCS (table 1).