A drug that removes copper from the body and is used to treat diseases in which there is an excess of this metal. It is also being studied as a possible angiogenesis inhibitor in brain tumors.

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... PENICILLAMINE (Cuprimine®, Depen®) helps to treat Wilson''s disease (too much copper in the body); rheumatoid arthritis; and iron, mercury, arsenic, or lead poisoning. It can also help to prevent kidney stones. Generic penicillamine tablets and capsules are not yet available. ...
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Penicillamine Systematic (IUPAC) name 2-amino-3-methyl-3-sulfanyl ...
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