auranofin

auranofin

[aw-ran-uh-fin]
noun Pharmacology.
a gold-containing compound, C 20 H 34 AuO 9 PS, used orally in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Origin:
coinage apparently based on aurum; following syllables unexplained

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auranofin au·ran·o·fin (ô-rān'ə-fĭn)
n.
A compound of radiogold colloid used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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