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Thioethanolamine; β‐mercaptoethylamine; 2‐aminoethanethiol; HS−CH2−CH2−NH2; the decarboxylation product of cysteine. It readily oxidizes in air to cystamine. Pantetheine, a component of coenzyme A, is the amide formed between cysteamine and pantothenic acid.

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