arsphenamine

arsphenamine

[ahrs-fen-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
a yellow, crystalline powder, C 12 H 12 N 2 O 2 As 2 ⋅2HCl⋅2H 2 O, formerly used to treat diseases caused by spirochete organisms, especially syphilis and trench mouth: first known as “606.”

Origin:
1915–20; ars(enic) + phen(yl) + amine

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arsphenamine (ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn, -ˌmiːn)
 
n
a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections

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