Definition of Foscarnet

1. Noun. A phosphonic acid derivative used as an antiviral drug to treat herpes viruses. ¹



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Definition of Foscarnet

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Medical Definition of Foscarnet

1. An antiviral drug FDA-approved to treat CMV infection in the retina and elsewhere in the body. Also has activity against herpes simplex virus, including acyclovir-resistant strains. Possible adverse side effects include kidney toxicity, seizures, anaemia, nausea and skin rashes. (06 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foscarnet

forwound
forwrap
foryetten
foryield
forzandi
forzando
forzandos
forzati
forzato
forzatos
fos
fos-related antigen
fosamprenavir
fosamprenavir calcium
fosaprepitant
foscarnet (current term)
foscarnets
fosfluconazole
fosfomycin
foshagite
foshallasite
fosinopril
fosmid
fosmidomycin
fosmids
fosphenytoin
foss
fossa
fossa acetabuli
fossa anthelicis

Literary usage of Foscarnet

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1. Report of the Surgeon Generals Workshop on Children With HIV Infection And edited by Benjamin K. Silverman, Anthony Waddell (1987)
"These include reverse transcriptase inhibitors such as ansamycin, suramin, foscarnet, AZT, dCT, AL-721, a lipid component that promotes the extraction of ..."

2. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Treatment of severe cases of acyclovir-resistant herpes requires hospitalisation and treatment with intravenous foscarnet. With Pregnancy Most neonates who ..."

3. Information Services for HIV/AIDS: Recommendations to the NIH by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... of AIDS: NEI disseminated the results of the foscarnet- Ganciclovir Retinitis Trial by distributing a Clinical Alert, press release, and media kit. ..."

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