dimercaprol


di·mer·cap·rol

noun \ˌdī-mər-ˈka-ˌprl, -ˌprōl\

Definition of DIMERCAPROL

:  a compound C3H8OS2 developed as an antidote against lewisite and used to treat arsenic, mercury, and gold poisoning —called also BAL

Origin of DIMERCAPROL

di- + mercaptan + propane + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1947

di·mer·cap·rol

noun \ˌdī-(ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌrl, -ˌrōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIMERCAPROL

: a colorless viscous oily compound C3H8OS2 with an offensive odor developed as an antidote to lewisite and used in treating arsenic, mercury, and gold poisoning—called also BAL, British anti-lewisite

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