Definition of sulphasalazine in English:


Line breaks: sulpha|sala¦zine
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌlfəˈsaləziːn
(also sulfasalazine)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A sulphonamide antibiotic used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
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    • All of the women included in the case part of the study were taking at least one of the following folic acid antagonists: trimethoprim, triamterene, sulfasalazine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone and carbamazepine.
    • At six and 12 months, there was no difference in ACR20 response rate between patients treated with leflunomide and patients treated with sulfasalazine or methotrexate.
    • Almost all sulfonamides are anti-infectives: however, sulfasalazine which is used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is also included.


1960s: from sulpha- + sal(icylic acid) + azine.

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