leucovorin


leucovorin
- l. calcium the calcium salt of l. (folinic acid); used to counteract toxic effects of folic acid antagonists, for the treatment of megaloblastic anemias, and as an adjunct to cyanocobalamin in pernicious anemia. SYN: calcium folinate.

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leu·cov·o·rin lü-'käv-ə-rən n a metabolically active form of folic acid that has been used in cancer therapy to protect normal cells against methotrexate called also citrovorum factor, folinic acid

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leu·co·vo·rin (loo″ko-voґrin) folinic acid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.