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sulfamethoxazole

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noun sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole \ˌsəl-fə-ˌme-ˈthäk-sə-ˌzōl\

Definition of sulfamethoxazole

  1. :  an antibacterial sulfonamide C10H11N3O3S used alone or in combination with trimethoprim (as in the treatment of urinary tract infections or acute otitis media)



Origin and Etymology of sulfamethoxazole

sulfa + methyl + oxazole, a compound C3H3NO (from International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + azole)


First Known Use: 1960


Medical Dictionary

sulfamethoxazole

noun sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole

Medical Definition of sulfamethoxazole

  1. :  an antibacterial sulfonamide C10H11N3O3S used alone (as in the treatment of urinary tract infections or prophylaxis against meningococcal meningitis) or in combination with trimethoprim (as in the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, shigellosis, acute otitis media, or urinary tract infections)—see bactrim, septra



Variants of sulfamethoxazole

or chiefly British

sulphamethoxazole

\-ˌmeth-ˈäk-sə-ˌzōl\play

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