- an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy and certain forms of dermatitis.
Origin of dapsone
1965–70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) sulfone
Also called DDS
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- an antimicrobial drug used to treat leprosy and certain types of dermatitis. Formula: C 12 H 12 N 2 O 2 S
C20: from d (i) a (minodi) p (henyl) s (ulph) one
- An antibacterial drug used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.
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