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  • noun biochemistry Any of a class of siderophore produced in several bacteria that mediates iron uptake


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  • Deferoxamine, which is the specific chelator for iron, should be instituted in patients whose SI is greater than their TIBC or in the symptomatic patient whose SI is greater than 350 mcg./dl. 1 Deferoxamine binds free iron in the serum and forms ferrioxamine, a water soluble, renally excreted compound which, if present, turns the urine a characteristic reddish-orange or "vin rose" color.

    Iron Poisoning 2010


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