Definition of sulfa in English:

sulfa

Syllabification: sul·fa
Pronunciation: /ˈsəlfə
 
/
(chiefly British also sulpha)

noun

[usually as modifier]
  • The sulfonamide family of drugs: a succession of life-saving sulfa drugs
    More example sentences
    • Patients who have aspirin-sensitive asthma, or allergic reactions to aspirin or other arthritis medicines or certain sulfa drugs called sulfonamides, or who are in their third trimester of pregnancy should not take Celebrex.
    • Overuse of antibiotics and sulfa drugs can produce a deficiency and this results in weakness, poor appetite, hair loss, depression, a sore tongue and eczema.
    • Children survived as a result of a combined effect of sulfa drugs, vaccinations for whooping cough and measles, antibiotics, and corticosteroids.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation (see sulfa-).

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