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- noun medicine An
organoarseniccompound that is used in the treatment of syphilis
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That it will do all that was first claimed for it is still doubtful, but salvarsan and its improvements, neosalvarsan, etc., are accepted by the profession as by far the best treatment yet devised for this dread disease.
Sulpharsphenamine, neosalvarsan bismuth and mercury (both intramuscularly and intravenously) have been employed in the treatment of syphilis.