metronidazole

noun
met·​ro·​ni·​da·​zole | \ ˌme-trə-ˈnī-də-ˌzōl How to pronounce metronidazole (audio) \

Definition of metronidazole

: a drug C6H9N3O3 used especially to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, amebiasis, and infections by anaerobic bacteria

Examples of metronidazole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there are a few medications that have no data indicating adverse effects, Dr. Baldwin said, including metronidazole, clindamycin and azelaic acid. Jessica Grose, New York Times, "Parenting Is Bad for Your Face," 30 July 2019 Topical antibiotics like clindamycin or metronidazole can calm mild surface redness, while oral antibiotics (usually doxycycline) reduce inflammation from within. A.a. Newton, SELF, "How to Tell if Your 'Acne' Might Actually Be Rosacea," 9 Apr. 2019 Your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic called metronidazole. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 18 Sep. 2018 Your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic called metronidazole. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 18 Sep. 2018 Your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic called metronidazole. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 18 Sep. 2018 Your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic called metronidazole. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 18 Sep. 2018 Trichomonioasis is also typically treated with metronidazole or tinidazole, two of those drugs often used for bacterial vaginosis. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Could Be Going On if You Have Fishy Vaginal Odor," 26 June 2018 The symptoms were so unpleasant that metronidazole itself was studied as a treatment for alcoholism. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of metronidazole

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metronidazole

methyl + -tron- (probably alteration of nitro-) + imide + azole

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“Metronidazole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metronidazole. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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metronidazole

noun
met·​ro·​ni·​da·​zole | \ ˌme-trə-ˈnīd-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce metronidazole (audio) \

Medical Definition of metronidazole

: an antiprotozoal and antibacterial drug C6H9N3O3 used especially to treat vaginal trichomoniasis, amebiasis, and infections by anaerobic bacteria — see flagyl

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