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Coformycin

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Coformycin

(Science: chemical) a ribonucleoside antibiotic synergist and adenosine deaminase inhibitor isolated from nocardia interforma and streptomyces kaniharaensis. It is proposed as an antineoplastic synergist and immunosuppressant.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antineoplastic, enzyme inhibitors, immunosuppressive agents.

chemical name: Imidazo(4,5-d)(1,3)diazepin-8-ol, 3,4,7,8-tetrahydro-3-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-, (R)-