trimethoprim
noun Etymology: tri- + meth- + -prim (by shortening & alteration from pyrimidine) Date: 1964 a synthetic antibacterial and antimalarial drug C14H18N4O3 used alone or in combination with sulfamethoxazole

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  • Trimethoprim — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Trimethoprim Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trimethoprim — An antimicrobial agent that potentiates the effect of sulfonamides and sulfones; usually used in combination with sulfamethoxazole. * * * tri·meth·o·prim trī meth ə .prim n a synthetic antibacterial drug C14H18N4O3 used alone esp. to treat… …   Medical dictionary

  • trimethoprim — n. an antibacterial drug that is active against a range of microorganisms; taken by mouth, it is used mainly in the treatment of chronic urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections. Long term treatment may cause anaemia due to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • trimethoprim — A drug that inhibits the reduction of dihydrofolate to tetrahydrofolate (a later step than that inhibited by sulphonamides). Selective for some bacterial DHF reductases and often used in conjunction with sulphonamides …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • trimethoprim — /truy meth euh prim/, n. Pharm. a synthetic crystalline compound, C11H18N4O3, usually combined with a sulfonamide as an antibiotic preparation in the treatment of urinary tract infections and pneumocystis pneumonia. [1960 65; trimetho(xyphenyl) + …   Universalium

  • trimethoprim — noun An antibiotic, 5 (3,4,5 trimethoxybenzyl)pyrimidine 2,4 diamine, used against, among other infections, those of the urinary tract …   Wiktionary

  • trimethoprim — [trʌɪ mɛθə(ʊ)prɪm] noun Medicine a synthetic antibiotic used to treat urinary infections. Origin 1960s: from trimeth(yl) + o(xy ) + p(y)rim(idine) …   English new terms dictionary

  • trimethoprim — tri·meth·o·prim …   English syllables

  • trimethoprim — tri•meth•o•prim [[t]traɪˈmɛθ ə prɪm[/t]] n. pha a synthetic crystalline compound, C11H18N4O3, usu. combined with a sulfonamide as an antibiotic preparation in the treatment of urinary tract infections and pneumocystis pneumonia • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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