Medical Dictionary

auranofin

noun au·ran·o·fin \ ȯ-ˈra-nə-fən \

medical Definition of auranofin

: a gold-containing compound C20H34AuO9PS taken orally in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Orally administered gold (auranofin), although less toxic than the injectable forms, does not appear to be sufficiently efficacious to replace parenteral preparations.
  • —Edward D. Harris, Jr., The New England Journal of Medicine3 May 1990
Note: Auranofin is marketed under the trademark Ridaura.

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