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What is behind the treatment of lead poisoning by penicillamine?

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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Binding & clearance

Penicillamine binds with the lead in the body and the combination is more easily cleared in the urine.
It must be taken for months to clear the lead enough.

In brief: Binding & clearance

Penicillamine binds with the lead in the body and the combination is more easily cleared in the urine.
It must be taken for months to clear the lead enough.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Basic chemistry

The Penicillamine grabs ("chelate", from the greek "claw") a metal ion and makes it soluble so it can be removed from the body.

In brief: Basic chemistry

The Penicillamine grabs ("chelate", from the greek "claw") a metal ion and makes it soluble so it can be removed from the body.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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