noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic drug used to treat trichomoniasis and some similar infections.
- Chemical formula: C6H9N3O3.
- Because of the risks to infants whose mothers have trichomonas, some researchers have recommended that pregnant women who have the infection be treated with the antibiotic metronidazole.
- Enteric flora modification with antibiotics, such as metronidazole or neomycin, is a second-line treatment, and can be used in combination with lactulose.
- Other antibiotics include clindamycin, metronidazole, and trimethoprim.
1960s: from me(thyl) + (ni)tro- + (im)idazole.
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