- a chelating agent, C5H11NO2S, produced by the degradation of penicillin, used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and in heavy metal poisoning.
Origin of penicillamine
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- A degradation product of penicillin that is used as a chelating agent and in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and copper poisoning.
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