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dapsone

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noun dap·sone \ˈdap-ˌsōn\

Definition of dapsone

  1. :  an antimicrobial agent C12H12N2O2S used especially to treat leprosy and a chronic form of dermatitis



Origin and Etymology of dapsone

diamine + phenyl + sulfone


First Known Use: 1952

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Medical Dictionary

dapsone

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noun dap·sone \ˈdap-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn\

Medical Definition of dapsone

  1. :  an antimicrobial agent C12H12N2O2S taken orally to treat leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis and topically to treat acne vulgaris Dapsone is marketed under the trademark Aczone. —called also diaminodiphenyl sulfone




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of dapsone Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dapsone


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