dimercaprol

<chemical> 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol. An anti-gas warfare agent that is effective against lewisite (dichloro(2-chlorovinyl)arsine). It acts as a chelating agent and is used in the treatment of arsenic, gold, and other heavy metal poisoning. ... Pharmacological action: antidotes, chelating agents. ... Chemical name: 1-Propanol, 2,3-dimercapto-...
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dimercaprol

(di″mәr-kap´rol) a colorless, liquid chelating agent used in the treatment of heavy metal poisoning; it forms a relatively stable compound with arsenic, mercury, gold, and certain other metals, thus protecting the vital enzyme systems of the cells against the effects of the metals. It is sometimes diluted wi...
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dimercaprol

2,3-dimercaptopropan-1-ol See 2,3-bis(sulfanyl)propan-1-ol
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dimercaprol

drug that was originally developed to combat the effects of the blister gas lewisite, which was used in chemical warfare. By the end of World War II, ... [1 related articles]
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dimercaprol

Type: Term Pronunciation: dī′mĕr-kap′rol Definitions: 1. A chelating agent, developed as an antidote for lewisite and other arsenical poisons. It acts by competing for the metal with the essential —SH groups in the pyruvate oxidase system of the cells and forms, with arsenic, a stable, relatively nontoxic cyclic compound, th...
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