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dimercaprol

División en sílabas: di·mer·cap·rol
Pronunciación: /ˌdīmərˈkaprôl
 
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Definición de dimercaprol en inglés:

sustantivo

Chemistry
A colorless, oily liquid with an unpleasant smell, used as an antidote for poisoning by mercury, arsenic, lead, and other heavy metals.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Dimercaprol, or BAL, binds with lead and is excreted in bile and urine.
  • Treatment may include the use of chelating agents such as dimercaprol, dimercaptosuccinic acid, and dimercaptopanesulfonic acid.

Origen

1940s: from elements of the systematic name (see above).

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