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ara-C

[ar-uh-see]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. cytarabine.
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Origin of ara-C

perhaps as abbreviation of the alternate name aracytidine, apparently a coinage based on the chemical name beta-cytosine arabinoside; see cytosine, arabinoside

cytarabine

[sahy-tar-uh-been]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C9H13N3O5, used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias.
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Origin of cytarabine

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ara-c in Medicine

cytarabine

(sī-tărə-bēn′)
n.
  1. cytosine arabinoside
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