leucovorin

noun

leu·​cov·​o·​rin lü-ˈkäv-ə-rən How to pronounce leucovorin (audio)
: a metabolically active form of folic acid that has been used in cancer therapy to protect normal cells against methotrexate

called also citrovorum factor, folinic acid

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“Leucovorin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leucovorin. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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