Ara-C, cytosine arabinoside, 4-amino-1-[(2R,3S,4R,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl] pyrimidin-2-one, Cytosar-U®, Tarabine PFS®, Depocyt®
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Nucleoside consisting of the pyrimidine cytosine but, unlike cytidine which has a deoxyribose sugar, cytarabine has an arabinose sugar. Used as an anti-metabolite/chemotherapeutic drug in the treatment of haematological malignancies. It also has anti-viral properties.