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[uh-seet-l-sis-tee-een, -in, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] /əˌsit lˈsɪs tiˌin, -ɪn, əˌsɛt-, ˌæs ɪ tl-/
noun, Pharmacology
a substance, C 5 H 9 NO 3 S, used in solution as an inhalant to dissolve mucus in the treatment of chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema and also used as an antidote in acetaminophen poisoning.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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