deferoxamine(redirected from Deferroxamine)
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.
deferoxamineDeferoxamine 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.
deferoxamineA chelating agent used to treat iron compound poisoning. The drug is on the WHO official list.
an iron chelating compound used as the mesylate to treat iron poisoning.