Citrovorum factor. Definition

Medical Definition: Citrovorum factor

A drug used to reduce the toxic effects of substances that block the action of folic acid, especially the anticancer drug methotrexate. The citrovorum factor is used to treat certain types of anemia and is used with fluorouracil to treat colorectal cancers. It is also being studied to treat other cancers and other conditions. The citrovorum factor is a form of folic acid. A type of chemopreventive and a type of chemosensitizer. Also called leucovorin calcium, calcium levoleucovorin and Wellcovorin.

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