foscarnet

noun
fos·car·net | \ fä-ˈskär-nət \

Definition of foscarnet 

: a hydrated sodium salt Na3CO5P·6H2O that is administered intravenously to individuals infected with HIV to treat retinitis caused by a cytomegalovirus

First Known Use of foscarnet

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foscarnet

probably from International Scientific Vocabulary fos- (alteration of phosph-) + carb- + -net (of unknown origin)

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foscarnet

noun
fos·car·net | \ fäs-ˈkär-nət \

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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