dimercaprol

noun di·mer·cap·rol \ ˌdī-mər-ˈka-ˌprȯl , -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 and Etymology of dimercaprol

di- + mercaptan + propane + 1-ol


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dimercaprol

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

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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