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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The introduction of this drug, arsphenamine (Salvarsan), and its chemical derivative neoarsphenamine (Neosalvarsan) in 1910 ushered in a complete transformation of syphilis therapy and the concept of chemotherapy.
A] virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, vaccine, blood, blood component or derivative, allergenic product, protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide), or analogous product, or arsphenamine or derivative of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound), applicable to the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease or condition of human beings.
The Public Health Service Act ("PHSA"), for instance, defines a biologic as "a virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, vaccine, blood, blood component or derivative, allergenic product, protein (except any chemically synthesized polypeptide), or analogous product, or arsphenamine or derivative of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound), applicable to the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease or condition of human beings.
They also include analogous products, arsphenamine, or derivatives of arsphenamine (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound) for the prevention, treatment, or cure of a disease.