foscarnet

noun
fos·​car·​net | \ fä-ˈskär-nət How to pronounce foscarnet (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foscarnet. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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foscarnet

noun
fos·​car·​net | \ fäs-ˈkär-nət How to pronounce foscarnet (audio) \

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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