Definition of isoniazid in English:

isoniazid

Syllabification: i·so·ni·a·zid
Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈnīəzid
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound used as a bacteriostatic drug, chiefly to treat tuberculosis.
    • A derivative of nicotinic acid and hydrazine; chemical formula: C5H5NCONHNH2
    More example sentences
    • Even the addition of a bactericidal drug streptomycin to isoniazid only resulted in a marginal increase to 49 per cent.
    • Most patients with latent tuberculosis are treated with isoniazid administered daily for nine months.
    • Drug susceptibility patterns to isoniazid and rifampicin by the conventional method showed complete association with E-test results.

Origin

1950s: from iso- 'equal' + ni(cotinic) + (hydr)azine + -ide.

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