mafenide

[ muh-fen-ahyd ]
/ məˈfɛn aɪd /

Pharmacology.

an antibacterial substance, C7H10N2O2S, prepared in cream form and used topically, along with other treatments, on second- to third-degree burns to reduce bacterial growth.

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Origin of mafenide

1940–45; maf- (perhaps reversed letters from sulfonamide) + (benz)en(e) + -ide

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