arsphenamine


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ars·phen·a·mine

 (ärs-fĕn′ə-mēn′)
n.
A drug formerly used to treat syphilis, yaws, and other spirochetal infections.

arsphenamine

(ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn; -ˌmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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Global Biologic Therapeutics Market - Biologic therapeutics include virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, allergenic product, antitoxin, blood component or derivative, vaccine, blood, protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide), or analogous product, or arsphenamine or derivative of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound), intended for the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease or condition.
The result of this first high-throughput screen was Arsphenamine (also known as Salvarsan), a drug whose effectiveness was nothing short of stunning for its time.
Paul Erhlich, the Nobel laureate famed for groundbreaking work ira hematology and immunology, coined the term chemotherapy and discovered arsphenamine (Salvarsan), a form of arsenic and the first chemotherapeutic agent for systemic treatment of a microorganism.