Medical Dictionary

antileishmanial

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adjective an·ti·leish·man·ial \-lēsh-ˈman-ē-əl, -ˈmān-\

Medical Definition of antileishmanial

  1. :  used or effective against leishmaniasis :  destroying protozoa of the genus Leishmania antileishmanial activity Pentavalent antimony compounds have been the mainstay of antileishmanial therapy for half a century, but lipid formulations of amphotericin B … represent a major advance for treating visceral leishmaniasis.—Barbara L. Herwaldt, The Lancet, 2 Oct. 1999


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