cysteamine(redirected from Mercaptamine)
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a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A; it reduces intracellular cystine levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis; administered orally.
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2-Aminoethanethiol; a sulfhydryl compound used experimentally to produce ulcers in rats and as a radioprotective agent; antidote to acetaminophen.
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cysteamineA stable aminothiol and metabolite of the amino acid cysteine.
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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cysteamineMercaptamine, a drug used to treat NEPHROPATHIC CYSTINOSIS and prescribable only by urological specialists. A brand name is Cystagon.
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