Characterization of N-acetylcysteine and ambroxol in anti-oxidant therapy.

  title={Characterization of N-acetylcysteine and ambroxol in anti-oxidant therapy.},
  author={Adrian Gillissen and Dariusz Nowak},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={92 4},
Reactive free oxygen radicals are known to play an important role in the pathogenesis of various lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or cystic fibrosis (CF). They can originate from endogenous processes or can be part of exogenous exposures (e.g. ozone, cigarette smoke, asbestos fibres). Consequently, therapeutic enhancement of anti-oxidant defence mechanisms in these lung disorders seems a rational approach. In this regard, N… CONTINUE READING