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vi•dar•a•bine



Pronunciation: (vī-dar'u-bīn"), [key]
n. Pharm.
an antiviral substance, C10H15N5O4, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces antibioticus and used in immunosuppressed patients for the treatment of serious infections caused by herpesviruses. Also called adenosine arabinoside.

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