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Meaning of penicillamine

pen•i•cil•la•mine

Pronunciation: (pen"u-sil'u-mēn", -min), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a chelating agent, CHNOS, produced by the degradation of penicillin, used in the treatment of severe rheumatoid arthritis and in heavy metal poisoning.
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