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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

vidarabine 
A nucleoside antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus with antineoplastic activity. Vidarabine inhibits DNA polymerase, resulting in the inhibition of DNA replication in tumor cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:adenine arabinoside
araadenosine
Arabinosyladenine
Beta Ara-A
Spongoadenosine
US brand name:Vira-A
Foreign brand name:Arasena-A
Abbreviation:ARA-A
Code name:CI-673
Chemical structures:9-Beta-D-arabinofuranosyl-9H-purine-6-amine Monohydrate
9-Beta-D-arabinofuranosyladenine Monohydrate