rifampin

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noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\
variants: or

rifampicin

play \rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\

Definition of rifampin

  1. :  a semisynthetic antibiotic C43H58N4O12 used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis and to treat asymptomatic carriers of meningococci

Origin and Etymology of rifampin

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of rifamycin, antibiotic derived from Streptomyces mediterranei


First Known Use: 1966


Medical Dictionary

rifampin

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noun ri·fam·pin \rī-ˈfam-pən\
variants: or

rifampicin

\rī-ˈfam-pə-sən\play

Medical Definition of rifampin

  1. :  a semisynthetic antibiotic C43H58N4O12 that is used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis and to treat asymptomatic carriers of meningococci


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