Definition of suramin in English:


Line breaks: sura|min
Pronunciation: /ˈsʊərəmɪn


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound derived from urea, used to treat trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and filariasis.
More example sentences
  • A controlled laboratory study has shown that an antifibrotic agent called suramin may improve muscle recovery after a strain injury.
  • However, suramin blocks the effects of several growth factors and does not provide specific inhibition of bFGF.
  • The manifold effects of disulfonic stilbene derivatives and suramin on RyRs make these compounds potentially useful probes for elucidating the mechanisms of RyR function.


1940s: of unknown origin.

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