fumarate

noun
fu·​ma·​rate | \ ˈfyü-mə-ˌrāt How to pronounce fumarate (audio) \

Definition of fumarate

: a salt or ester of fumaric acid

Examples of fumarate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time, Gilead was already selling the older tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Activists seek to block a Gilead patent extension on a lucrative HIV drug," 6 Dec. 2019 In April 2017 Yaghi’s group, along with that of M.I.T. mechanical engineer Evelyn Wang, reported on a prototype device incorporating MOF-801, or zirconium fumarate, which has a high affinity for water. Donna J. Nelson, Scientific American, "Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air," 26 June 2017 In April 2001, the scientists published research on a different chemical version of the medicine called tenofovir alafenamide fumarate, or TAF. Melody Petersen, latimes.com, "Patients sue Gilead, saying drug company intentionally delayed safer HIV medicine," 9 May 2018 That medicine — called tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or simply TDF — was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in October 2001. Melody Petersen, latimes.com, "Patients sue Gilead, saying drug company intentionally delayed safer HIV medicine," 9 May 2018 The work centers on a drug, dimethyl fumarate, that has already received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "To treat some diseases, researchers are putting immune cells on a diet," 29 Mar. 2018 The Lancet noted that the ReBuild trial used a higher dose of clemastine fumarate than is used to treat allergies. Mary Lou Brink, cleveland.com, "Top Workplaces 2018 nomination deadline extended," 21 Jan. 2018 Researchers think that another drug already in use, the over-the-counter allergy drug clemastine fumarate, brand name Tavis, may be able to repair damaged myelin and help MS patients keep their mobility. Mary Lou Brink, cleveland.com, "Top Workplaces 2018 nomination deadline extended," 21 Jan. 2018 The pill also contains lamivudine, an older but still effective drug, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, another modern drug whose inclusion years ago in drug cocktails for poor countries lowered the risk of side effects and resistance. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria," 22 Sep. 2017

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Fumarate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumarate. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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fumarate

noun
fu·​ma·​rate | \ -ˌrāt How to pronounce fumarate (audio) \

Medical Definition of fumarate

: a salt or ester of fumaric acid

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