foscarnet


fos·car·net

noun \fäs-ˈkär-nət\

Definition of FOSCARNET

:  a hydrated sodium salt Na3CO5·6H2O that is administered intravenously to individuals infected with HIV to treat retinitis caused by a cytomegalovirus

Origin of FOSCARNET

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary fos- (alteration of phosph-) + carb- + -net (of unknown origin)
First Known Use: 1981

fos·car·net

noun \fäs-ˈkär-nət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOSCARNET

: a hydrated sodium salt Na3CO5P·6H2O that is an antiviral analog of pyrophosphate and is administered intravenously to individuals infected with HIV to treat retinitis caused by a cytomegalovirus—called also foscarnet sodium

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