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nalidixic acid

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noun na·li·dix·ic acid \ˌnā-lə-ˈdik-sik-\

Definition of nalidixic acid

  1. :  an antibacterial agent C12H12N2O3 that is used especially in the treatment of genitourinary infections



Origin and Etymology of nalidixic acid

perhaps from naphthyridine (C8H6N2 — from naphth- + pyridine) + carboxylic acid


First Known Use: 1962


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nalidixic acid

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noun na·li·dix·ic acid \ˌnā-lə-ˌdik-sik-\

Medical Definition of nalidixic acid

  1. :  an antibacterial agent C12H12N2O3 that is used especially in the treatment of genitourinary infections—see neggram




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