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

Origin and Etymology of foscarnet

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


Medical Dictionary

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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