penicillamine

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pen·i·cil·la·mine

 (pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ə-mēn′)
n.
A chelating agent, C5H11NO2S, 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.

penicillamine

(ˌpɛnɪˈsɪləˌmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) pharmacol a metabolite of penicillin, being a pyridoxine inhibitor and chelating agent, usually used as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of arthritis

pen•i•cil•la•mine

(ˌpɛn əˈsɪl əˌmin, -mɪn)

n.
a chelating agent produced by the degradation of penicillin, used esp. to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lead poisoning.
[1943]
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Noun1.penicillamine - a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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