dimercaprol

noun
di·​mer·​cap·​rol | \ ˌdī-mər-ˈka-ˌprȯl How to pronounce dimercaprol (audio) , -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

First Known Use of dimercaprol

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dimercaprol

di- + mercaptan + propane + -ol entry 1

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The first known use of dimercaprol was in 1947

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“Dimercaprol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimercaprol. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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dimercaprol

noun
di·​mer·​cap·​rol | \ ˌdī-(ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌrȯl How to pronounce dimercaprol (audio) , -ˌrōl How to pronounce dimercaprol (audio) \

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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