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What does NAPQI stand for?

NAPQI stands for N-Acetyl-P-Benzoquinone Imine

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The remaining 10% is metabolized via the cytochrome P-450 pathway to form N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI), a potent electrophile, which is rapidly converted to a nontoxic moiety and excreted via conjugation with reduced glutathione.
Among them were 1,4-benzoquinone (a mutagen) and N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (a hepatotoxicant also produced during acetaminophen metabolism that is responsible for overdose deaths).