[ 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.

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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