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ethambutol

[ e-tham-byuh-tawl, -tol ]
/ ɛˈθæm byəˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antimicrobial substance, C10H24N2O2, active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.

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Origin of ethambutol

First recorded in 1960–65; eth(ylene) + am(ine) + but(an)ol

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British Dictionary definitions for ethambutol

ethambutol
/ (ɛˈθæmbjʊˌtɒl) /

noun

a compound used in the treatment of tuberculosis

Word Origin for ethambutol

from eth (ylene) + am (ine) + but (an) ol
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Medical definitions for ethambutol

ethambutol
[ ĕ-thămbyə-tôl′, -tōl′ ]

n.

An antibacterial drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
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