[trih-pahr-suh-mahyd, -mid]

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline powder, C8H10O4N2AsNa·½H2, used chiefly in treating African sleeping sickness.

Origin of tryparsamide

First recorded in 1900–05; formerly a trademark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tryparsamide



a synthetic crystalline compound of arsenic used in the treatment of trypanosomal and other protozoan infections. Formula: C 8 H 10 AsN 2 O 4 Na. 1/2 H 2 O

Word Origin for tryparsamide

C20: from a trademark
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tryparsamide in Medicine




A crystalline powder used in the treatment of trypanosomiasis.
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