Definition of ethambutol in English:
A synthetic compound with bacteriostatic properties, used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis.
- The patient was treated with isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and streptomycin (despite in vitro resistance to isoniazid and rifampin).
- Susceptibility testing showed that the organism was highly resistant to isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and ethionamide.
- The patient made a full symptomatic recovery on ethambutol, streptomycin and isoniazid.
1960s: from eth(yl) + am(ine) + but(an)ol.
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