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pentamidine

[pen-tam-i-deen, -din]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antiprotozoal substance, C19H24N4O2, used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii.

Origin of pentamidine

First recorded in 1941; pent(ane) + amidine
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British Dictionary definitions for pentamidine

pentamidine

noun
  1. a drug used to treat protozoal infections, esp pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii in patients with AIDS
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