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Auranofin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Auranofin
Tree Number(s)
D02.691.675.249.150
Unique ID
D001310
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001310
Scope Note
An oral chrysotherapeutic agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is believed to act via immunological mechanisms and alteration of lysosomal enzyme activity. Its efficacy is slightly less than that of injected gold salts, but it is better tolerated, and side effects which occur are potentially less serious.
Entry Term(s)
Crisinor
Ridaura
Ridauran
SK&F D 39162
SK&F-39162
Pharm Action
Antirheumatic Agents
Registry Number
3H04W2810V
Related Numbers
34031-32-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Gold, (1-thio-beta-D-glucopyranose 2,3,4,6-tetraacetato-S)(triethylphosphine)-
Previous Indexing
Gold (1966-1974)
Gold Thioglucose/analogs & derivatives (1975-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/16
Revision Date
2016/07/05
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