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auranofin

[ aw-ran-uh-fin ]
/ ɔˈræn əˌfɪn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a gold-containing compound, C20H34AuO9PS, used orally in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Origin of auranofin

Coinage apparently based on aurum; following syllables unexplained
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Medical definitions for auranofin

auranofin
[ ô-rănə-fĭn ]

n.

A compound of radiogold colloid used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
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