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.

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arsphenamine

(ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn; -ˌmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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Before that, the only antimicrobials available were the arsenicals (arsphenamine and neosalvarsan), which were used to treat syphilis.
[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.
After synthesizing 606 substances, he discovered arsphenamine (also known as compound 606), later named Salvarsan, which was used for the treatment of syphilis.
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." (9)
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.