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pyrimethamine

noun py·ri·meth·amine \ˌpī-rə-ˈme-thə-ˌmēn\

Definition of PYRIMETHAMINE

:  a folic acid antagonist C12H13ClN4 used in the chemoprophylaxis or treatment of malaria and in the treatment of toxoplasmosis

Origin of PYRIMETHAMINE

pyrimidine + ethyl + amine
First Known Use: 1952

pyrimethamine

noun py·ri·meth·amine \ˌpī-rə-ˈmeth-ə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PYRIMETHAMINE

:  a folic acid antagonist C12H13ClN4 that is used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis and the prevention of malaria

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