penicillamine

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penicillamine

[‚pen·ə′sil·ə‚mēn]
(pharmacology)
C5H11NO2S The most characteristic degradation product of penicillin-type antibiotics; used as a chelating agent, as a drug to reduce cystine excretion in cystinurea, and in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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In conclusion the present study showed that lead induced hematological changes were reversible after a period of recovery and D-penicillamine treatment did not effect in the improvement of impaired parameters affected by lead intoxication.
Efficacy and toxicity of D-penicillamine in low-level lead poisoning.
Experience with d-penicillamine in treating lead poisoning.
Acute arsenic exposure treated with oral D-penicillamine.
DMSA, DMPS, EDTA, and D-penicillamine have been used for provocative tests to quantify body burden of toxic minerals.
He was started on an 8-week course of outpatient chelation with D-penicillamine (PCA) in November 1990.
D-penicillamine has frequent side effects, some of which can be serious, says Dr.
Method: A short course of D-penicillamine (Cupramine; De-Pen) or N-acetyl-D-penicillamine is prescribed by your health professional.
D-penicillamine tests for essential and toxic minerals: measurement of buffering minerals using such standardized and validated protocols such as the d-penicillamine provocation tests for both essential and for toxic minerals (19) (Tables 1 and 2)
3) The mechanism that initiates the formation of anti-DSG antibodies is unknown, but may be induced by medications, such as D-penicillamine, and may resolve once the inciting medication is withdrawn.
Response to treatment is variable but patients may respond to steroids, plaquenil, methotrexate, D-penicillamine, and cimetidine.