pentamidine


pent·am·i·dine

noun \pen-ˈta-mə-ˌdēn, -dən\

Definition of PENTAMIDINE

:  a drug used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 especially to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent AIDS-related pneumonia

First Known Use of PENTAMIDINE

1941

pent·am·i·dine

noun \pen-ˈtam-ə-ˌdēn, -dən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PENTAMIDINE

: a diamidine used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV-infected individuals

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