ethambutol

ethambutol

[e-tham-byuh-tawl, -tol]
noun Pharmacology.
an antimicrobial substance, C 10 H 24 N 2 O 2 , active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.

Origin:
1960–65; eth(ylene) + am(ine) + but(an)ol

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ethambutol (ɛˈθæmbjʊˌtɒl)
 
n
a compound used in the treatment of tuberculosis
 
[from eth(ylene) + am(ine) + but(an)ol]

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ethambutol eth·am·bu·tol (ě-thām'byə-tôl', -tōl')
n.
An antibacterial drug used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

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