NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,352 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- folinic acid
- listen (foh-LIN-ik A-sid)
A drug used to lessen the toxic effects of the anticancer drug methotrexate or other substances that block the action of folic acid. It is also used to treat some types of anemia and is used with fluorouracil to treat advanced colorectal cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and types of cancer. Folinic acid is a form of folic acid. It is a type of chemoprotective agent and a type of chemosensitizing agent. Also called calcium levoleucovorin, citrovorum factor, Fusilev, and leucovorin calcium.