metronidazole

noun
met·​ro·​ni·​da·​zole | \ˌme-trə-ˈnī-də-ˌzōl \

Definition of metronidazole 

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

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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 In the 1960s, the antibiotic metronidazole (brand name Flagyl) was introduced into the United States. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?," 15 June 2018 That's in comparison to an antibiotic called metronidazole, which is predicted to be 70-80% effective—with a recurrence rate of 33% at the three-month mark and 49-66% after one year, according to the study. Jazmine Polk, Health.com, "Women Are Using Roach Poison to Treat Chronic Bacterial Vaginosis. Here's What Ob-Gyns Say," 6 Feb. 2018 Your doctor will prescribe you with an antibiotic called metronidazole. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do I Know if I Have It?," 23 Aug. 2017 Other antibiotics found to raise the risk of miscarriage include most macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Some antibiotics significantly increase risk of miscarriages, big study finds," 2 May 2017

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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

noun
met·​ro·​ni·​da·​zole | \ˌme-trə-ˈnīd-ə-ˌzōl \

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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