acetyl-

(Latin: derived from aceto- plus the suffix -yl; used in naming chemical radicals)

Derived from or containing acetic acid in chemical nomenclature.

The words in this unit are directly related to the aceto- unit.

acetyl group, acetyl radical
The univalent group, CH3CO–, derived from acetic acid.
acetylase
Any enzyme catalyzing acetylation or deacetylation.
acetylation
Formation of an acetyl derivative.
acetylcholine
The acetic ester of choline, the neurotransmitter substance at cholinergic synapses, which causes cardiac inhibition.
acetylcysteine
A mucolytic agent that reduces the viscosity of mucous secretions; used to treat acetaminophen toxicity.
acetyldigitoxin
Having the same actions and uses as digitoxin, but more rapid onset and shorter duration of action.
acetyldigoxin
A digitalis glycoside with properties similar to those of digoxin.
acetylic
A reference to, or characteristic of the acetyl group.
acetylmethadol
An opioid analgesic which exists in four different optical isomers that have been tried as a substitute for methadone in certain methadone maintenance programs and in programs where methadone is to be withdrawn, as in physical dependence of the morphine type.
acetyltransferase, transacetylase
Any enzyme transferring acetyl groups from one compound to another.