[pen-uh-sil-uh-meen, -min] /ˌpɛn əˈsɪl əˌmin, -mɪn/

noun, Pharmacology.
a chelating agent, C 5 H 1 1 NO 2 S, produced by the degradation of , used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and in heavy metal poisoning.

penicillamine pen·i·cil·la·mine (pěn’ĭ-sĭl’ə-mēn’)
A degradation product of penicillin that is used as a chelating agent and in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and copper poisoning.


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