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an iron-chelating agent isolated from Streptomyces pilosus, used as an antidote in iron poisoning.
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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.
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deferoxamineA chelating agent used to treat iron compound poisoning. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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