Definition of metronidazole
: a drug C6H9N3O3 used especially to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, amebiasis, and infections by anaerobic bacteria
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Other antibiotics found to raise the risk of miscarriage include most macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole.
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Origin and Etymology of metronidazole
methyl + -tron- (probably alteration of nitro-) + imide + azole
First Known Use: 1960See Words from the same year
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