penicillamine

(redirected from beta,beta-dimethylcysteine)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?