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 (such as copper or lead)

First Known Use of penicillamine

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penicillamine

penicillin + amine

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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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