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mucolytic

 [mu″ko-lit´ik]
1. capable of reducing the viscosity of mucus.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mu·co·lyt·ic

(myū'kō-lit'ik),
Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.
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mucolytic

(myo͞o′kə-lĭt′ĭk)
adj.
Breaking down or hydrolyzing mucus or mucopolysaccharides.
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mu·co·lyt·ic

(myū'kō-lit'ik)
Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.
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Autophagy inducer, cysteamine (250 [micro]M; Sigma) was used as a positive control in the bactericidal and mucolytic experiments.
praeruptorum (Peucedani radix) which is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treatment of cough and upper respiratory infections and as an antipyretic, antitussive, and mucolytic agent.
MeSNA has also been used as a mucolytic agent in respiratory therapy where it is thought to exert its mucolytic effects by disrupting disulfide bridges between molecular components of mucus, thereby reducing mucus viscosity [39].
The unique mode of OligoG action is related to mucolytic activity and modification of biofilm formed by bacteria during colonization process.
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.
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.
adhatoda has demonstrated both antitussive and expectorant properties, as well as mucolytic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions.
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.
adhatoda extracts have antitussive (Sarkar et al., 2014; Nosalova et al., 2013; Dhuley, 1999), expectorant (Gibbs, 2009; Sharafkhaneh et al., 2007; Soni et al., 2008; Grange and Snell, 1996), mucolytic (Gibbs, 2009; Sharafkhaneh et al., 2007; Grange and Snell, 1996), antibacterial (Bose and Chatterjee, 2015; Zulqarnain et al., 2015; Singh and Sharma, 2013; jha et al., 2012; Shahwar et al., 2012; Jayashankar et al., 2011; Ignacimuthu and Shanmugam, 2010; Gupta et al., 2010), and anti-inflammatory (Singh and Sharma, 2013; Nosalova et al., 2013; Chakraborty and Brantner, 2001; Sharafkhaneh et al., 2007) effects.