dapsone

noun dap·sone \ ˈdap-ˌsōn \

Definition of dapsone

:an antimicrobial agent C12H12N2O2S used especially to treat leprosy and a chronic form of dermatitis

Origin and Etymology of dapsone

diamine + phenyl + sulfone


Medical Dictionary

dapsone

noun dap·sone \ ˈdap-ˌsōn , -ˌzōn \

medical Definition of dapsone

:an antimicrobial agent C12H12N2O2S taken orally to treat leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis and topically to treat acne vulgaris
Note: Dapsone is marketed under the trademark Aczone.
called also diaminodiphenyl sulfone

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