para-aminosalicylic acid

noun
para-ami·no·sal·i·cyl·ic acid | \ˌper-ə-ə-ˌmē-ˌnō-ˌsa-lə-ˈsi-lik-, ˌper-ə-ˌa-mə-(ˌ)nō-, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of para-aminosalicylic acid 

: the white crystalline para-substituted isomer of aminosalicylic acid that is made synthetically and is used in the treatment of tuberculosis

First Known Use of para-aminosalicylic acid

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of para-aminosalicylic acid was in 1946

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para-aminosalicylic acid

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para-ami·no·sal·i·cyl·ic acid | \-ˌsal-ə-ˌsil-ik- \

Medical Definition of para-aminosalicylic acid 

: the white crystalline para-substituted isomer of aminosalicylic acid that is made synthetically and is used in the treatment of tuberculosis

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