[ pahy-ruh-meth-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈmɛθ əˌmin, -mɪn /
a potent substance, C12H13ClN4, used against susceptible plasmodia in the prophylactic treatment of malaria and against Toxoplasma gondi in the treatment of toxoplasmosis.
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Medical definitions for pyrimethamine
[ pī′rə-mĕth′ə-mēn′, -mĭn ]
A potent folic acid antagonist used as a prophylactic antimalarial agent against Plasmodium falciparum and in the treatment of toxoplasmosis.
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