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dimercaprol

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noun di·mer·cap·rol \ˌdī-mər-ˈka-ˌprȯl, -ˌprōl\

Definition of dimercaprol

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



Origin and Etymology of dimercaprol

di- + mercaptan + propane + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1947


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dimercaprol

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noun di·mer·cap·rol \ˌdī-(ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌrȯl, -ˌrōl\

Medical Definition of dimercaprol

  1. :  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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