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2-Mercaptoethane sulfonic acid sodium salt is used as an adjuvant in cancer chemotherapy involving cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide. It is used as an antioxidant and cytoprotective agent in a wide variety of applications from protection from toxicity of therapeutic agents, such as cyclophosphamide to prevention from brain injury damage.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H303-H315-H319-H335
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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