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Pronunciation: pen'i-sil'a-men

Definition: A degradation product of penicillin; a chelating agent used in the treatment of lead poisoning, hepatolenticular degeneration, and cystinuria, and in the removal of excess copper in Wilson disease.

Synonym(s): ß,ß-dimethylcysteine

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