dimercaprol definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless oily viscous liquid, C3H8OS2, made use of as an antidote for poisoning due to lewisite, natural arsenic compounds, and hefty metals including mercury and silver. Also known as British anti-lewisite.
    • The mercaptan 2,3-dimercaptopropanol used as an antidote to arsenic poisoning
    • A colorless greasy viscous fluid, C3H8OS2, used as an antidote for poisoning due to lewisite, organic arsenic substances, and hefty metals including mercury and silver. Also called British anti-lewisite.
    • The mercaptan 2,3-dimercaptopropanol used as an antidote to arsenic poisoning

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