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rifampin

rifampin

noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\

Definition of RIFAMPIN

:  a semisynthetic antibiotic C43H58N4O12 used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis and to treat asymptomatic carriers of meningococci

Variants of RIFAMPIN

ri·fam·pin or ri·fam·pi·cin \rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\

Origin of RIFAMPIN

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of rifamycin, antibiotic derived from Streptomyces mediterranei
First Known Use: 1966

rifampin

noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RIFAMPIN

:  a semisynthetic antibiotic C43H58N4O12 that is used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis and to treat asymptomatic carriers of meningococci

Variants of RIFAMPIN

ri·fam·pin or ri·fam·pi·cin \rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\

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