What is the role of polythiol in the treatment of mercury toxicity?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: David A Olson, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Polythiol is a nonabsorbable resin that can theoretically help in facilitating the removal of methylmercury (short chain alkyl organic mercury), which is then excreted in the bile after enterohepatic circulation.


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