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penicillamine

noun pen·i·cil·la·mine \ˌpe-nə-ˈsi-lə-ˌmēn\

Definition of PENICILLAMINE

:  an amino acid C5H11NO2S that is obtained from penicillins and is used especially in the treatment of cystinuria, rheumatoid arthritis, and poisoning by metals (as copper or lead)
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Origin of PENICILLAMINE

penicillin + amine
First Known Use: 1943
Medical Dictionary

penicillamine

noun pen·i·cil·la·mine \ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of PENICILLAMINE

:  an amino acid C5H11NO2S that is obtained from penicillins and is used especially to treat cystinuria, rheumatoid arthritis, and metal poisoning (as by copper or lead)

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