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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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.
Subacute pulmonary failure complicating therapy with high dose ARA-C in acute leukemia.
Although researchers still do not know how it works, EGF "may prove useful" as a topical preventive for hair loss among cancer patients receiving ARA-C, Yunis says.