or rifampicin noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of rifamycin, antibiotic derived from Streptomyces mediterranei Date: 1966 a semisynthetic antibiotic C43H58N4O12 used especially in the treatment of tuberculosis and to treat asymptomatic carriers of meningococci

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  • rifampin — [rī fam′pə sinrī fam′pin] n. [< rifamycin (< rifa < ? + MYCIN), an antibiotic derived from a fungus] a derivative, C43H58N4O12, of an antibiotic prepared from a culture of soil bacteria ( Streptomyces mediterranei), used in treating… …   English World dictionary

  • Rifampin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Rifampicin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rifampin — /ri fam pin/, n. Pharm. a semisynthetic broad spectrum antibiotic, C43H58N4O12, used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy. [1965 70; prob. rifam(yci)n (orig., rifomycin, equiv. to …   Universalium

  • rifampin — noun An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis …   Wiktionary

  • rifampin — A first line antituberculosis drug; a bactericidal agent used in the treatment of tuberculosis and other infections, that, like all antituberculosis drugs, must not be used alone in the treatment of active tuberculosis; a powerful inducer of… …   Medical dictionary

  • rifampin — rif·am·pin …   English syllables

  • rifampin — A drug used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to the family of drugs called antibiotics …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • rifampin — noun an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis • Syn: ↑Rifadin, ↑Rimactane • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Rimactane), ↑trade name ( …   Useful english dictionary

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