nalidixic acid

noun
na·​li·​dix·​ic acid | \ ˌnā-lə-ˈdik-sik- How to pronounce nalidixic acid (audio) \

Definition of nalidixic acid

: an antibacterial agent C12H12N2O3 that is used especially in the treatment of genitourinary infections

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Recent Examples on the Web All of them were resistant to at least seven antibiotics (azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin, nalidixic acid, telithromycin, and tetracycline). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Drugged puppies blamed for spreading diarrhea superbugs in multi-state outbreak," 21 Sep. 2018 The outbreak strain of C. jejuni could withstand three antibiotics: tetracycline, nalidixic acid, and ciprofloxacin. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Raw milk is trending for some reason—so are nasty, drug-resistant infections," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nalidixic acid

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nalidixic acid

perhaps from naphthyridine (C8H6N2 — from naphth- + pyridine) + carboxylic acid

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“Nalidixic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nalidixic%20acid. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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nalidixic acid

noun
na·​li·​dix·​ic acid | \ ˌnā-lə-ˌdik-sik- How to pronounce nalidixic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of nalidixic acid

: an antibacterial agent C12H12N2O3 that is used especially in the treatment of genitourinary infections — see neggram

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