ethambutol

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noun eth·am·bu·tol \e-ˈtham-byu̇-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Definition of ethambutol

  1. :  a synthetic drug C10H24N2O2 used in the form of its hydrochloride especially in the treatment of tuberculosis

Origin and Etymology of ethambutol

ethylene + amine + butanol


First Known Use: 1961


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ethambutol

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noun eth·am·bu·tol \eth-ˈam-byu̇-ˌtȯl, -ˌtōl\

Medical Definition of ethambutol

  1. :  a synthetic drug used in the form of its dihydrochloride C10H24N2O2·2HCl especially in the treatment of tuberculosis—see myambutol


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