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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

deferiprone 
An orally bioavailable bidentate ligand with iron chelating activity. Deferiprone binds to iron in a 3:1 (ligand:iron) molar ratio. By binding to iron, deferiprone is able to remove excess iron from the body. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Ferriprox
Code names:APO-066
CP20
DN-180-01-AF
Chemical structure:4(1H)-pyridinone, 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethyl-