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nitrofurantoin

[nahy-troh-fyoo-ran-toh-in]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an antimicrobial substance, C8H6N4O5, used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
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Origin of nitrofurantoin

1950–55; nitro- + fur(furyl) + (hyd)antoin, components of its chemical name
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nitrofurantoin in Medicine

nitrofurantoin

(nī′trō-fyu-răntō-ĭn)
n.
  1. A derivative of nitrofuran used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
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