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deferoxamine

 [de″fer-oks´ah-mēn]
an iron-chelating agent isolated from Streptomyces pilosus, used as an antidote in iron poisoning.

deferoxamine

/de·fer·ox·amine/ (dĕ″fer-oks´ah-mēn) an iron-chelating agent isolated from Streptomyces pilosus; used as the mesylate salt as an antidote in iron poisoning.

deferoxamine

Deferoxamine mesylate Hematology A trihydroxamic acid produced by Streptomyces pilosus that ↑ urinary iron excretion; it is the only FDA-approved iron-chelating agent for clinical use; early use of deferoxamine in thalassemia major ↓ transfusion-related iron overload and protects against DM, cardiac disease, early death. See Hemochromatosis.

deferoxamine

A chelating agent used to treat iron compound poisoning. The drug is on the WHO official list.

deferoxamine, desferrioxamine

an iron chelating compound used as the mesylate to treat iron poisoning.