pyrimethamine

noun py·ri·meth·amine \ ˌpī-rə-ˈme-thə-ˌmēn \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of pyrimethamine

: a folic acid antagonist C12H13ClN4 used in the chemoprophylaxis or treatment of malaria and in the treatment of toxoplasmosis

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Origin and Etymology of pyrimethamine

pyrimidine + ethyl + amine


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pyrimethamine

noun py·ri·meth·amine \ ˌpī-rə-ˈmeth-ə-ˌmēn \

medical Definition of pyrimethamine

: a folic acid antagonist C12H13ClN4 that is used in the treatment of toxoplasmosis and in the prevention and treatment of malaria
Note: Pyrimethamine is marketed under the trademark Daraprim.

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