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)

Origin and Etymology of penicillamine

penicillin + amine


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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