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sulfamethoxazole

[ suhl-fuh-meth-ok-suh-zohl ]
/ ˌsʌl fə mɛθˈɒk səˌzoʊl /
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noun Pharmacology.

an antimicrobial substance, C10H11N3O3S, used against a variety of susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, as in the treatment of certain urinary tract infections and skin infections.

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Origin of sulfamethoxazole

1955–60; sulfa(nilamide) + meth(yl) + (is)oxazole;see is-, ox-, azole
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Medical definitions for sulfamethoxazole

sulfamethoxazole
[ sŭl′fə-mə-thŏksə-zōl ]

n.

A sulfonamide antibiotic that is used especially in combination with trimethoprim to treat bacterial urinary tract infections and other infectious conditions, such as malaria.
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