[ trahy-meth-uh-prim ]
/ traɪˈmɛθ ə prɪm /
a synthetic crystalline compound, C11H18N4O3, usually combined with a sulfonamide as an antibiotic preparation in the treatment of urinary tract infections and pneumocystis pneumonia.
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Origin of trimethoprim
1960–65; trimetho(xyphenyl) + p(y)rim(idinediamine), components of its chemical name
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Medical definitions for trimethoprim
[ trī-mĕth′ə-prĭm ]
An antibiotic usually used to treat urinary tract infections, often in combination with sulfamethoxazole.
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