penicillamine

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penicillamine

 [pen″ĭ-sil´ah-mēn]
a degradation product of penicillin that chelates certain heavy metals; used orally to reduce the blood copper level in Wilson's disease and to promote excretion of cystine in patients with cystinuria or recurrent cystine renal calculus formation, by helping to solubilize cystine. It is also used as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug in treatment of refractory rheumatoid arthritis.

pen·i·cil·la·mine

(pen'i-sil'ă-mēn),
A degradation product of penicillin; a chelating agent used in the treatment of lead poisoning, hepatolenticular degeneration, and cystinuria, and in the removal of excess copper in Wilson disease.
Synonym(s): β, β-dimethylcysteine

penicillamine

(pĕn′ĭ-sĭl′ə-mēn′)
n.
A chelating agent, C5H11NO2S, that is a degradation product of penicillin and is used in the treatment of Wilson disease, refractory rheumatoid arthritis, and excess urinary excretion of cystine.

penicillamine

Metabolic disease A drug that removes copper, lead, mercury, and other metals from the body, which inhibit angiogenesis in brain tumors

pen·i·cil·la·mine

(pen'i-sil'ă-mēn)
A degradation product of penicillin; a chelating agent used to treat lead poisoning, hepatolenticular degeneration, and cystinuria.
Synonym(s): β, β-dimethylcysteine.

penicillamine

A drug used to treat severe RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS not responding to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Penicillamine is a CHELATING AGENT and is also used to treat poisoning with metallic salts or disorders such as WILSON'S DISEASE. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Distamine and Pendramine.

Penicillamine (Cuprimine, Depen)

A drug used to treat medical problems (such as excess copper in the body and rheumatoid arthritis) and to prevent kidney stones. It is also sometimes prescribed to remove excess lead from the body.
Mentioned in: Lead Poisoning

pen·i·cil·la·mine

(pen'i-sil'ă-mēn)
Degradation product of penicillin used to treat lead poisoning, hepatolenticular degeneration, and cystinuria.