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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.


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


(ˌpɛn əˈsɪl əˌmin, -mɪn)

a chelating agent produced by the degradation of penicillin, used esp. to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lead poisoning.
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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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Trientine hydrochloride and penicillamine cannot be considered interchangeable.
Penicillamine challenge test in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease.
The use of trientine in preventing the effects of interrupting penicillamine therapy in Wilson's disease.
Drug-induced EPS was commonly associated with the use of penicillamine as previously observed by several reports.
Another important chelator, which is used in patients with severe emesis where oral administration of D penicillamine is not possible is BAL.
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Chelating agents, such as penicillamine (Cuprimine[R]) and gold compounds, such as auranofin (Ridaura[R]) are used to decrease inflammation and to slow the destruction of joint tissue.