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Dimercaprol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dimercaprol
Tree Number(s)
D02.886.489.180
Unique ID
D004112
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004112
Scope Note
An anti-gas warfare agent that is effective against Lewisite (dichloro(2-chlorovinyl)arsine) and formerly known as British Anti-Lewisite or BAL. It acts as a chelating agent and is used in the treatment of arsenic, gold, and other heavy metal poisoning.
Entry Term(s)
2,3-Dimercaptopropanol
2,3-Dithiopropan-1-o1
B.A.L.
BAL in Oil
British Anti-Lewisite
British Anti-Lewisite Agent
Cadmium 2,3-Dimercaptopropanol
Dicaptol
Pharm Action
Chelating Agents
Registry Number
0CPP32S55X
Related Numbers
59-52-9
CAS Type 1 Name
1-Propanol, 2,3-dimercapto-
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/05
Dimercaprol Preferred
Dicaptol Narrower
Cadmium 2,3-Dimercaptopropanol Narrower
BAL in Oil Narrower
B.A.L. Narrower
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