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rifampin

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noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\

Definition of rifampin

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



Variants of rifampin

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rifampicin

play \rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\

Origin and Etymology of rifampin

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of rifamycin, antibiotic derived from Streptomyces mediterranei


First Known Use: 1966


Medical Dictionary

rifampin

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noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\

Medical Definition of rifampin

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



Variants of rifampin

or

rifampicin

\rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\play

Learn More about rifampin

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


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