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[ nahy-troh-fyoo-ran-toh-in ]
/ ˌnaɪ troʊ fyʊˈræn toʊ ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an antimicrobial substance, C8H6N4O5, used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.

Nearby words

nitroblue tetrazolium test, nitrocellulose, nitrochloroform, nitrocotton, nitrofuran, nitrofurantoin, nitrogelatin, nitrogen, nitrogen balance, nitrogen base, nitrogen cycle

Origin of nitrofurantoin

1950–55; nitro- + fur(furyl) + (hyd)antoin, components of its chemical name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for nitrofurantoin


[ nī′trō-fyu-răntō-ĭn ]


A derivative of nitrofuran used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
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