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Introduction: Foscarnet

Description of Foscarnet

Foscarnet: A synthetic organic analogue of inorganic pyrophosphate with antiviral properties. Foscarnet (trisodium phosphonoformate) selectively blocks the pyrophosphate binding site of virus-specific DNA polymerases at concentrations that do not affect cellular DNA polymerases. Because this agent crosses the blood brain barrier, it may be used in the treatment of viral infections of the CNS. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Foscarnet: phosphonoformate (trisodium); anticytomegaloviral agent with potential for treating AIDS retinopathy.
Source: CRISP

Foscarnet: An antiviral agent used in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis. Foscarnet also shows activity against human herpesviruses and HIV.
Source: MeSH 2007

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