Pyrimethamine meaning

pīrə-mĕthə-mēn, -mĭn
A potent folic acid antagonist, C12 H13 ClN4 , used as a prophylactic antimalarial agent against Plasmodium falciparum and in the treatment of toxoplasmosis.
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A folate antagonist, C12 H13 ClN4 , often administered in combination with a sulfonamide, used as an antimalarial and to treat toxoplasmosis.
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(medicine) A folic acid antagonist, used in the prophylactic treatment of malaria.
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Origin of pyrimethamine

  • pyrim(idine) eth(yl) amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition