leucovorin

<chemical> The active metabolite of folic acid. Leucovorin is used principally as its calcium salt as an antidote to folic acid antagonists which block the conversion of folic acid to folinic acid. ... Pharmacological action: antidotes. ... Chemical name: L-Glutamic acid, N-(4-(((2-amino-5-formyl-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)methy...
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leucovorin

(loo″ko-vo´rin) folinic acid. leucovorin calcium the calcium salt of folinic acid, used as an antidote for folic acid antagonists (such as methotrexate) when there is need to reverse the toxic effects of the latter, in the treatment of megaloblastic anemias due to folic acid deficie...
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Leucovorin

Leucovorin: Folinic acid, the active form of folic acid in the body. Used as an antidote to protect normal cells from high doses of the anticancer drug methotrexate and to increase the antitumor effects of fluorouracil (5-FU) and tegafur-uracil. Also used to prevent or treat anemia due to folic acid deficiency. Also known as citrovorum factor and W...
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leucovorin

The active ingredient in a drug used to lessen the toxic effects of substances that block the action of folic acid, especially the anticancer drug methotrexate. Leucovorin is used to treat some types of anemia and is also used with fluorouracil to treat colorectal cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer and other ...
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leucovorin

Type: Term Pronunciation: lū′kō-vōr′in Synonyms: folinic acid
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