british antilewisite

British Anti-Lewisite

noun Chemistry.
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dimercaprol

[dahy-mer-kap-rawl, -rol]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, oily, viscous liquid, C 3 H 8 OS 2 , originally developed as an antidote to lewisite and now used in treating bismuth, gold, mercury, and arsenic poisoning.
Also called BAL, British Anti-Lewisite.


Origin:
1945–50; contraction of di-mercapto-propanol (mercapto- combining form of mercaptan)

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dimercaprol (ˌdaɪməˈkæprɒl)
 
n
Also called: BAL a colourless oily liquid with an offensive smell, used as an antidote to lewisite and similar toxic substances. Formula: CH2(SH)CH(SH)CH2OH
 
[C20: by shortening and altering from dimercaptopropanol]

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British anti-lewisite Brit·ish anti-lewisite (brĭt'ĭsh)
n.
See dimercaprol.

dimercaprol di·mer·cap·rol (dī'mər-kāp'rôl, -rōl)
n.
A chelating agent developed as an antidote for lewisite and other arsenical poisons, also used as an antidote for antimony, bismuth, chromium, mercury, gold, and nickel poisoning. Also called anti-lewisite, British anti-lewisite.

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