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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.

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(Pharmacology) pharmacol a metabolite of penicillin, being a pyridoxine inhibitor and chelating agent, usually used as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of arthritis
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(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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The product is prescribed to treat Wilson's Disease for patients who cannot tolerate penicillamine. It is a condition where the body stores excess copper.
Due to his blood lead level of 128 [micro]g/dl, penicillamine (250 mg qid via nasogastric tube) was administered to him.
The diagnosis of copper overload was based on an elevated hair copper concentration, increased 24-hour urinary copper excretion following a challenge with penicillamine (a copper-chelating agent), and symptomatic improvement after a course of penicillamine therapy.
According to D'Angelo, (2) copper deficiency is mainly associated with conditions such as gastric and bariatric surgery; dietary conditions like parenteral hyperalimentation; loss of proteins with enreropathies; hypoproteinemic status such as celiac disease; complications due to therapy with high doses of zinc and penicillamine; and chronic use of proton pump inhibitors.
(Chelating agents increase the urinary excretion of mercury [9] which includes thiol-based agents such as dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite (BAL)), penicillamine, unithiol (2,3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate (DMPS)), and succimer (dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)).
Penicillamine challenge test in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease.
Drug-induced EPS was commonly associated with the use of penicillamine as previously observed by several reports.[sup][2]
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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