noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic organic arsenic compound formerly used to treat syphilis and other diseases. See also Ehrlich, Paul.
- In 1910, with his Japanese colleague Sahachiro Hata, he developed arsphenamine, a synthetic preparation containing arsenic, which sold under the name of Salvarsan.
- He also discovered a treatment for syphilis using arsphenamine in 1910.
- Two month courses of intravenous arsphenamine would then be alternated with intramuscular Bismuth.
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