foscarnet sodium

Definition / meaning of foscarnet sodium

A drug used to treat infections with herpesviruses in people whose immune systems are weakened by AIDS. It blocks the viruses from making copies of themselves. It is a type of antiviral agent. Also called Foscavir and phosphonoformate trisodium.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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