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cytosine arabinoside

[ar-uh-bin-uh-sahyd, uh-rab-uh-noh-] /ˌær əˈbɪn əˌsaɪd, əˈræb ə noʊ-/
noun, Pharmacology
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cytosine-arabinoside in Medicine

cytosine arabinoside cytosine ar·a·bin·o·side (ār'ə-bĭn'ə-sīd', ə-rāb'ə-nō-sīd')
n.
Abbr. CA
A compound of arabinose and cytosine that inhibits both DNA synthesis and the proliferation of viruses that contain DNA, used as a chemotherapeutic agent. Also called cytarabine.

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