Definition of Mesna

A sulfhydryl compound that is used to reduce the incidence of hemorrhagic cystitis associated with certain chemotherapeutic agents. Mesna is converted to a free thiol compound in the kidney, where it binds to and inactivates acrolein and other urotoxic metabolites of ifosfamide and cyclophosphamide, thereby reducing their toxic effects on the urinary tract during urinary excretion. (NCI04)

Mesna is from the group

Uroprotective Agent

Other Names for Mesna

Mesna
2-Mercaptoethanesulfonate, Sodium Salt
2-Mercaptoethanesulfonic Acid Sodium Salt
Ausobronc
D-7093
Filesna
MESNA
Mercaptoethane Sulfonate
Mercaptoethanesulfonate
Mesnex
Mesnil
Mesnum
Mexan
Mistabron
Mistabronco
Mitexan
Mucofluid
Mucolene
Sodium 2-Mercaptoethane Sulfonate
Sodium 2-Mercaptoethanesulphonate
UCB 3983
Uromitexan
Ziken
mesna

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