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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



foscarnet sodium  listen  (fos-KAR-net SOH-dee-um)

  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.