NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,440 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A drug usually used to reduce the thickness of mucus and ease its removal. It is also used to reverse the toxicity of high doses of acetaminophen. Also called N-acetyl-L-cysteine and N-acetylcysteine.