cysteamine

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cysteamine

 [sis-te´ah-mēn″]
a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A; it reduces intracellular cystine levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cys·te·a·mine

(sis-tā'a-mēn),
2-Aminoethanethiol; a sulfhydryl compound used experimentally to produce ulcers in rats and as a radioprotective agent; antidote to acetaminophen.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cysteamine

A stable aminothiol and metabolite of the amino acid cysteine.

Physiologic role
Cysteamine forms coenzyme A by combining with pantothenate and adenosine triphosphate.

Potential therapeutic role
Cysteamine has been in clinical trials for managing Batten disease, cystinosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and Huntington's disease.
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cysteamine

Mercaptamine, a drug used to treat NEPHROPATHIC CYSTINOSIS and prescribable only by urological specialists. A brand name is Cystagon.
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