Definition of Salvarsan in English:
nounMedicine , historical
Another term for arsphenamine.
- In 1909 he discovered the drug Salvarsan, an arsenical compound that was the first effective drug against the organism that causes syphilis, and he used the word ‘chemotherapy’ to indicate the use of such drugs.
- In 1910, with his Japanese colleague Sahachiro Hata, he developed arsphenamine, a synthetic preparation containing arsenic, which sold under the name of Salvarsan.
- I would be surprised if a drug as effective as Salvarsan, which cured many, were in clinical use as quickly, but not surprised if it shared Salvarsan's defects - substantial side effects and expense.
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