penicillamine

(= dimethyl cysteine) Product of acid hydrolysis of penicillin that chelates heavy metals (lead, copper, mercury) and assists in their excretion in cases of poisoning. Also used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis although its mode of action as an anti-rheumatic drug is not clear.

Penicillamine

It is on the World Health Organization`s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system. ==Medical uses== Penicillamine is used as a form of immunosuppression to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It works by reducing numbers of T-lymphocytes, inhibiting macrophage function, decreasing IL-1, decreasi....
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penicillamine

(pen″ĭ-sil´ә-mēn) a degradation product of penicillin that chelates certain heavy metals; used orally to reduce the blood copper level in Wilson disease and to promote excretion of cystine in patients with cystinuria or recurrent cystine renal calculus formation, by helping to solubilize cystine. It is a...
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penicillamine

[n] - a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson`s disease and severe arthritis
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penicillamine

<drug> Product of acid hydrolysis of penicillin that chelates heavy metals (lead, copper, mercury) and assists in their excretion in cases of poisoning. Also used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis although its mode of action as an antirheumatic drug is not clear. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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penicillamine

Cuprimine noun a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson`s disease and severe arthritis
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penicillamine

A drug that removes copper from the body and is used to treat diseases in which there is an excess of copper. It is also being studied as a possible angiogenesis inhibitor in the treatment of brain tumors.
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Penicillamine

A medication that is used to treat lead poisoning and individual's with Wilson's disease. If taken during pregnancy, the fetus is at an increased risk of having connective tissue abnormalities.
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penicillamine

Type: Term Pronunciation: pen′i-sil′ă-mēn Definitions: 1. A degradation product of penicillin; a chelating agent used in the treatment of lead poisoning, hepatolenticular degeneration, and cystinuria, and in the removal of excess copper in Wilson disease. Synonyms: β, β-dimethylcysteine
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