citrovorum factor

citrovorum factor
noun Etymology: New Latin citrovorum, specific epithet of Leuconostoc citrovorum, bacterium that requires this form of folic acid Date: 1948 a metabolically active form of folic acid that has been used in cancer therapy to protect normal cells against methotrexate

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  • citrovorum factor — sə̇.ˈträvərəm noun Etymology: New Latin citrovorum (specific epithet of Leuconostoc citrovorum), from citr + vorum (neuter singular of Latin vorus vorous) : folinic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • citrovorum factor — ci·trov·o·rum factor sə träv ə rəm n LEUCOVORIN * * * folinic acid …   Medical dictionary

  • citrovorum factor — noun The active form of folic acid Syn: folinic acid, leucovorin …   Wiktionary

  • citrovorum factor — n. (Biochemistry) folinic acid, derivative of folic acid (used to treat anemia resulting from a folic acid deficiency), active metabolite of folic acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • citrovorum — noun See citrovorum factor …   Wiktionary

  • factor citrovorum — Véase ácido folínico. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • factor — 1. One of the contributing causes in any action. 2. One of the components that by multiplication makes up a number or expression. 3. SYN: gene. 4. A vitamin or other essential element. 5. An event, characteristic, or other definable entity that …   Medical dictionary

  • cit|ro|vo|rum factor — «SIHT ruh VR uhm, VOHR », a B vitamin factor of the folic acid group, important in combating anemia; folinic acid. Formula: C20H23N7O7 ╂[< New Latin citrovorum < Latin citrus + vorāre devour] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Folinic acid — Systematic (IUPAC) name (2S) 2 {[4 [(2 amino 5 formyl 4 oxo 5,6,7,8 tetrahydro 1H pteridin 6 yl)methylamino] benzoyl]amino}pentanedioic acid Clinical data …   Wikipedia

  • CF — Commonly used abbreviation for cystic fibrosis, one of the most frequent and serious genetic diseases, CF affects the exocrine glands and is characterized by the production of abnormal secretions, leading to mucous build up. This accumulation of… …   Medical dictionary

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