ara-C


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cytarabine

 [si-tar´ah-bēn]
an antimetaboliteantineoplastic agent that inhibits DNA polymerase and thus inhibits DNA synthesis during a specific phase of the cell cycle. Administered intravenously to treat acute myelogenous and other types of leukemia. It is also injected intrathecally to treat meningitis associated with leukemia or lymphoma. Called also cytosine arabinoside.

ara-C

cytarabine.

ara-C

Cytarabine, see there.

ara-C

cytosine arabinoside; see cytarabine.
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Cytokine storm-induced pulmonary damage, which occasionally leads to a more specific immunological response, appears to be the primary causalive mechanism of ARA-C associated pulmonary toxicity, irrespective of clinical presentation.
To summarize, we suggest that the wide spectrum of clinical presentation associated with ARA-C might have a common underlying mechanism, which triggers the cytokine network.
They and their colleagues had previously stumbled upon evidence that an immunity-stimulating bacterial compound named ImuVert could prevent hair loss when injected into rats treated with ARA-C or doxorubicin, another anticancer drug (SN: 9/29/90, p 199).