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pyrazinamide

[pir-uh-zin-uh-mahyd, -mid]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a substance, C5H5N3O, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Origin of pyrazinamide

1950–55; pyrazine (< German Pyrazin, alteration of Pyridin pyridine, by insertion of az- az-) + amide
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