furazolidone

furazolidone

[fyoor-uh-zol-i-dohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a nitrofuran, C 8 H 7 N 3 O 5 , that is used in the treatment of giardiasis, and bacterial gastroenteritis and dysentery.

Origin:
1950–55; probably fur(anyl) + (ox)azolid(in)one, two of its chemical components

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