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Syn: BAL (British antilewisite). Under the name British antilewisite, this compound was originally developed as an antidote to the poison gas Lewisite, a form of mustard gas. It was found to be an effective treatment for heavy metal poisoning with lead and mercury compounds, and is still occasionally used as an antidote to poisoning with lead and mercury.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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