Penicillamine meaning

pĕnĭ-sĭlə-mēn
A degradation product of penicillin, C5 H11 NO2 S, that is used as a chelating agent and in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Wilson's disease, and lead poisoning.
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A white, crystalline chelating drug, C5H11NO2S, used to treat Wilson's disease, severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
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A chelating agent, C5 H11 NO2 S, that is a degradation product of penicillin and is used in the treatment of Wilson disease, refractory rheumatoid arthritis, and excess urinary excretion of cystine.
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(chemistry) A breakdown product of penicillin used as a chelating drug to treat poisoning by heavy metals etc.
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Origin of penicillamine

  • penicill(in) –amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition