a derivative, CHNO, of an antibiotic prepared from a culture of soil bacteria (Streptomyces mediterranei), used in treating tuberculosis, spinal meningitis, etc. by inhibiting the RNA synthesis of the bacteria
Origin of rifampin; from rifamycin (; from rifa- ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps + -mycin), an antibiotic derived from a fungus
A semisynthetic antibiotic derived from a form of rifamycin that interferes with the synthesis of RNA and is used to treat bacterial and viral diseases.
Origin of rifampinBlend of rifam(yc)in and p(iperazine).