arac

ara-C

[ar-uh-see]
noun Pharmacology.

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

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cytarabine

[sahy-tar-uh-been]
noun Pharmacology.
a toxic synthetic nucleoside, C 9 H 13 N 3 O 5 , used as an immunosuppressive and cytotoxic agent in the treatment of certain leukemias.
Also, cytosine arabinoside, ara-C.



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cytarabine cyt·ar·a·bine (sī-tār'ə-bēn')
n.
See cytosine arabinoside.

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AraC
cytosine arabinoside
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