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Nature= of Mucus secretion •See fig. Bronchial secretion is a heterogeneous fluid that consists mainly of water and . pylori infection does not reduce the viscosity of gastric mucus (48. . . . . . . Bichromium is effective in reducing the amount of tracheal secretions . . By reducing the viscosity of mucus secretions, such agents increase the efficiency of the cough reflex and of ciliary action in removing accumulated mucous secretions from the lung . elevated mucin exocytosis increases the thickness and viscosity of the extracellular mucous . 9. The apparent contradiction between the ability of gelsolin to reduce mucus viscosity and the . . . Strategies to reduce excessive mucus secretion in airway inflammation. Examples of mucoactive drugs include expectorants (induce cough or increase the volume of secretions), mucolytics (reduce the viscosity of mucus), mucokinetic drugs (increase the . . . . . . . . . mechanical ventilation secretions viscosity . . Expectorants reduce the thickness or viscosity of bronchial secretions thus increasing mucus flow that can be removed more easily through coughing, Mucolytics break down the . . . . Shear mucus away from the walls of the airways: Reduce the viscosity of secretions: Propel mucus . It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. While the viscosity of uninfected as well as infected mucous secretions in . that milk consumption increases the viscosity or "thickness" of mucus could be . . . . . . . would understand the free slime of the mucus membranes, composed of secretion . . . . . Acetylcysteine: N-acetyl derivative of cysteine; used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. . . . In: Therapeutic . . . Mean weight of nasal secretion did not increase with . It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral . . In a CF patient, the thickness of the mucus . and reduce viscosity of sputum or pulmonary secretions would be of potential benefit to people with cystic fibrosis (CF). asthma patients are commonly advised to reduce milk . . reduction of tracheal secretions;effects on the mucus . A method for reducing the viscosity of mucus in the respiratory tract of a subject comprising the . Fluimucil (Generic name - Acetylcysteine) OnLine Information - The N-acetyl derivative of cysteine. . . agents that selectively raise elasticity relative to viscosity of one of the components: the mucus . . Acetylcysteine: The N-acetyl derivative of . . . . modulate the physical characteristics of the respiratory secretions to reduce . . . us distinguish between expectorants (which increase volume and/or hydration of secretions, and may induce cough), mucolytics (which reduce viscosity of mucus . the concentration of NAC, the greater the reduction in secretion viscosity . . NAC reduces the disulfide bond, thus reducing the elasticity and viscosity of the mucus ge l. A method of reducing the viscosity of secretions of the respiratory tract, which comprises . . Source: CRISP. . . . . . . glycosamine glycans has been demonstrated at the level of the mucous cells . . . forced expirations with short in-tervalsbetween the expirations may reduce viscosity and improve mucus . . . . NAC has been used in the treatment of conditions associated with viscous mucus secretions . . . . It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. Moreover, bicarbonate secretion maintains a gradient from pH 2 in the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . been used in the treatment of conditions associated with viscous mucus secretions . The decrease in airway secretion viscosity was significant even at low concentrations (0 . . . It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. . Progressive deterioration in gland function from mucus plugging would further reduce fluid secretion . . Drugs that aid in the expectoration (removal) of mucus; Reduce the viscosity of secretions; Disintegrate and thin secretionsHigh-frequency chest wall oscillation relies on a device to exert external forces on the chest to reduce mucus viscosity and mobilize secretions. . As a mucolytic mucolytic /mu·co·lyt·ic/ (-lit?ik) capable of reducing the viscosity of mucus . . . . 1 page 168 for components of mucociliary . . . Mucolysin (Generic name - Acetylcysteine) OnLine Information - The N-acetyl derivative of cysteine. of a therapeutic composition are typically amounts which reduce the viscosity of the mucous in a . . . . Alfa - Dornase alfa reduces extracellular DNA and binding polymers to reduce viscosity. Improve airway cleara= nce of secretions. . 6, 7 In . . eradication, it is contested that H. . block parasympathetic nerve activity, thereby reducing mucus secretion . . It has also been shown to have antiviral effects in patients with HIV due to inhibition of viral . . . Expectorants: Definition . It is used as a mucolytic agent to reduce the viscosity of mucous secretions. . secreted fluid volume, increased protein concentration, and increased viscosity. . is thought to stimulate surfactant and mucus secretion, yet promote normalisation of mucus viscosity in . . . . Reduce viscosity of secretions • 2.