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What does NAC stand for?

NAC stands for N-Acetylcysteine

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The current study examines the effect of a medical food cocktail consisting of the dietary supplements curcumin, piperine, epigallocatechin gallate, [alpha]-lipoic acid, N-acetylcysteine, B vitamins, vitamin C, and folate on cognitive functioning and the AD hallmark features and amyloid-beta (A [beta]) in the Tg2576 mouse model of the disease.
Interim data from the study indicated that patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who received a combined therapy of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had no improvement in lung function, compared with a placebo group.
For nicotine cravings and the symptoms of addiction there's the amino acid N-acetylcysteine (NAC).
There is no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for trichotillomania at present, but glutamatergic dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of disorders that have a compulsive component, and glutamate modulators like N-acetylcysteine have been used to treat cocaine urges and gambling behavior.