pentamidine

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pent·​am·​i·​dine | \ pen-ˈta-mə-ˌdēn How to pronounce pentamidine (audio) , -dən \

Definition of pentamidine

: a drug used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 especially to treat protozoal infections (such as leishmaniasis) and to prevent AIDS-related pneumonia

First Known Use of pentamidine

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Pentamidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentamidine. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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pentamidine

noun
pent·​am·​i·​dine | \ pen-ˈtam-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce pentamidine (audio) , -dən How to pronounce pentamidine (audio) \

Medical Definition of pentamidine

: a diamidine used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV-infected individuals

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