Definition of Deferoxamine

1. Noun. (medicine) A siderophore, produced by the actinobacterium ''Streptomyces pilosus'', that is used as a chelating agent used to remove excess iron from the body ¹



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Medical Definition of Deferoxamine

1. Natural product isolated from streptomyces pilosus. It forms iron complexes and is used as a chelating agent, particularly in the form of its mesylate. Because of its ability to form nonabsorbable and rapidly excretable complexes with iron, it is effective in the treatment of conditions associated with excessive iron storage and iron poisoning. Pharmacological action: antidotes. Chemical name: Butanediamide, N'-(5-((4-((5-(acetylhydroxyamino)pentyl)amino)-1,4-dioxobutyl)hydroxyamino)pentyl)-N-(5-aminopentyl)-N-hydroxy- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deferoxamine

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deferents
deferiprone
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defernite
deferoxamine (current term)
deferoxamine mesylate
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