Folinic acid. Definition

Medical Definition: folinic acid

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

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