cytosine arabinoside

[ ar-uh-bin-uh-sahyd, uh-rab-uh-noh- ]
/ ˌær əˈbɪn əˌsaɪd, əˈræb ə noʊ- /

noun Pharmacology.

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Medicine definitions for cytosine arabinoside

cytosine arabinoside

[ ăr′ə-bĭnə-sīd′, ə-răbə-nō-sīd′ ]

n.

A compound of arabinose and cytosine that inhibits both DNA synthesis and the proliferation of viruses that contain DNA, used as a chemotherapeutic agent.cytarabine
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