dimercaprol


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dimercaprol

[¦dī·mər′ka‚prōl]
(pharmacology)
C3H8OS22,3-Dimercapto-1-propanol, a colorless, water-soluble oily liquid with a mercaptanlike odor; used as an antidote for arsenic, gold, and mercury poisoning. Also known as British antilewisite (BAL).
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Dimercaprol (British anti-Lewisite; BAL) is used for the treatment of arsenic, gold, and acute mercury poisoning (not effective for chronic mercury poisoning).
One type contained the anthrax vaccine and the other contained phials of a drug called dimercaprol which acts as an antidote to heavy metal poisoning.
Other chelation agents include DMPS (Sodium Dimercaptopropanesulfonate) and Dimercaprol (BAL).