clofazimine

noun
clo·​faz·​i·​mine | \ klō-ˈfäz-ə-ˌmēn, -mən How to pronounce clofazimine (audio) \

Medical Definition of clofazimine

: a reddish brown powdered dye C27H22Cl2N4 that is a derivative of phenazine used especially to treat lepromatous leprosy Dapsone and clofazimine are weakly bactericidal for M leprae but, in combination, will kill 99.999% of bacilli (the limit of detectability) within 3 months.— Robert R. Jacobson and James L. Krahenbuhl, The Lancet, 20 Feb. 1999

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“Clofazimine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clofazimine. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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