penicillamine

noun
pen·​i·​cil·​la·​mine | \ ˌpe-nə-ˈsi-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce penicillamine (audio) \

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 (such as copper or lead)

Examples of penicillamine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drugs that interact with zinc include certain antibiotics, penicillamine used for Wilson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis and the cancer treatment cisplatin. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 23 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of penicillamine

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penicillamine

penicillin + amine

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“Penicillamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penicillamine. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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penicillamine

noun
pen·​i·​cil·​la·​mine | \ ˌpen-ə-ˈsil-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce penicillamine (audio) \

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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