sulfamethoxazole


sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole

noun \ˌsəl-fə-ˌme-ˈthäk-sə-ˌzōl\

Definition of SULFAMETHOXAZOLE

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

Origin of SULFAMETHOXAZOLE

sulfa + methyl + oxazole, a compound C3H3NO (from International Scientific Vocabulary ox- + azole)
First Known Use: 1960

sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFAMETHOXAZOLE

: 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

sul·fa·meth·ox·a·zole or chiefly British sul·pha·meth·ox·a·zole \-ˌmeth-ˈäk-sə-ˌzōl\

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