arsphenamine [Antibiotic]

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DefinitionArsphenamine, also known as Salvarsan and 606, is a drug that was used beginning in the 1910s to treat syphilis and trypanosomiasis. It is an organoarsenic compound and was the first modern chemotherapeutic agent.
Drug Classorganoarsenic antibiotic
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