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Medical Term:

2-mercaptoethanol

Pronunciation: mer-kap'to-eth'a-nol

Definition: A reagent (HOCH2CH2SH) used to reduce disulfide bonds, particularly in proteins, and to prevent their formation.

Synonym(s): ß-mercaptoethanol

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