DMSA

DMSA
See 99mTc-dimercaptosuccinic acid.
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dimercaptosuccinic acid; dimethyl-succinic acid; disodium monomethanearsonate

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DimercaptoSuccinic Acid, which when labelled with technetium-99m is used as a tracer to obtain scintigram of the kidney, by means of a gamma camera. DMSA binds to the proximal tubules of the kidney. It is used particularly to show scarring, resulting from infection, and to assess the relative quantity of functioning tissue in each kidney.

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succimer (meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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