pyrimethamine

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noun py·ri·meth·amine \ˌpī-rə-ˈme-thə-ˌmēn\

Definition of pyrimethamine

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

Origin and Etymology of pyrimethamine

pyrimidine + ethyl + amine


First Known Use: 1952


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pyrimethamine

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

Medical Definition of pyrimethamine

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


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