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- noun A derivative of
arsphenamineonce used to treat syphilisand yaws.
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Insofar as neoarsphenamine is concerned, the drug should be given first after the fever has subsided, as otherwise the malaria is cut short.
This is followed by a six weeks 'pause taken up with injections of neoarsphenamine, after which the patient will be infected a second time.
The cases which had been subsequently treated with neoarsphenamine had 48.5% full remissions, those with no subsequent treatment only 25%.