[ pen-uh-sil-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ˌpɛn əˈsɪl əˌmin, -mɪn /
a chelating agent, C5H11NO2S, produced by the degradation of penicillin, used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and in heavy metal poisoning.
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Medical definitions for penicillamine
[ pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ə-mēn′ ]
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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