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nalidixic acid

[ney-li-dik-sik, ney-] /ˈneɪ lɪˈdɪk sɪk, ˌneɪ-/
noun, Pharmacology.
a substance, C 1 2 H 1 2 N 2 O 3 , that has antibacterial activity against many susceptible Gram-negative organisms, especially used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Origin of nalidixic acid
1960-65; by shortening and rearrangement of naphthyridine and carboxylic acid, components of its chemical name Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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nalidixic-acid in Medicine

nalidixic acid na·li·dix·ic acid (nā'lĭ-dĭk'sĭk)
A compound used in the treatment of infections of the genital and urinary tracts caused by gram-negative bacteria.

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