noun Date: 1941 a drug C23H36N4O10S2 used especially to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent AIDS-related pneumonia

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  • pentamidine — [ī΄sə thī′ə nāt΄pen tam′ə dēn΄] n. a white, crystalline substance, C23H36N4O10S2, used as a drug to treat AIDS related pneumonia or protozoan diseases, esp. trypanosomiasis: in full pentamidine isethionate [ī΄sə thī′ə nāt΄] …   English World dictionary

  • pentamidine — /pen tam i deen , din/, n. Pharm. an antiprotozoal substance, C19H24N4O2, used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii. [1941; PENT(ANE) + AMIDINE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • pentamidine — pent·am·i·dine pen tam ə .dēn, dən n a diamidine used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV infected individuals * * * n. a drug… …   Medical dictionary

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  • pentamidine — pent·am·i·dine …   English syllables

  • pentamidine — n. a drug effective against protozoans and used in the treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS patients and leishmaniasis. It is administered by injection or from an inhaler. Possible side effects include low blood pressure, heart… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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