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

Definition of pyrimethamine in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound derived from pyrimidine, used to treat malaria.
Example sentences
  • 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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