- 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.”
Origin of arsphenamine
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During the past few years some French physicians have reported favorably on the intrarectal administration of arsphenamine.
- a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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