Definition of pyrimethamine in English:

pyrimethamine

Line breaks: pyri|meth|amine
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪrɪˈmɛθəmiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic compound derived from pyrimidine, used to treat malaria.
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    • Induced cross resistance to other drugs, like sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine, an antimalarial treatment, is a major concern.
    • Prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or dapsone plus pyrimethamine is recommended.
    • A case report suggests carnitine deficiency was induced in a patient receiving sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine.

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