Synonyms: NSC-21548; Thymine 2-Desoxyriboside; Timidina; Tymidyna. 1(2-Deoxybofuranosyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5-methylpyrimidine-2,4-dione.
Cyrillic synonym: Тимидин.
💊 Chemical information
Chemical formula: C10H14N2O5 = 242.2.
CAS — 50-89-5.
Thymidine is an endogenous thymine nucleoside involved in many biological processes; it is one of the components of nucleic acids. It was formerly given by intravenous infusion to modulate the toxicity of methotrexate but is not considered to be a substitute for calcium folinate; it may also have an antineoplastic action of its own. Thymidine is given topically with other nucleosides in preparations for the treatment of corneal damage.
Multi-ingredient: Belg.: Vitacic; Hung.: Vitacic†; Mon.: Vitacic; Rus.: Vitacic (Витасик)†.
Published May 08, 2019.