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arsphenamine

[ ahrs-fen-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ɑrsˈfɛn əˌmin, -mɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a yellow, crystalline powder, C12H12N2O2As2⋅2HCl⋅2H2O, formerly used to treat diseases caused by spirochete organisms, especially syphilis and trench mouth: first known as “606.”

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Origin of arsphenamine

First recorded in 1915–20; ars(enic) + phen(yl) + amine

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British Dictionary definitions for arsphenamine

arsphenamine
/ (ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn, -ˌmiːn) /

noun

a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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Medical definitions for arsphenamine

arsphenamine
[ ärs-fĕnə-mēn′ ]

n.

A drug formerly used in the treatment of syphilis, yaws, and other protozoal diseases.
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