radioprotective agent


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radioprotective agent

Any substance that shields the body from damage by radioactivity.
See also: agent
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N-acetyl cysteine or NAC is a sulfur-containing compound that supports natural intracellular antioxidant systems, particularly glutathione, rendering it an effective radioprotective agent.
However, fusion of two antioxidant enzymes and cell-penetrating peptides is potentially valuable in the development of radioprotective agent.