nalidixic-acid

nalidixic acid

[ney-li-dik-sik, ney-]
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:
1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of naphthyridine and carboxylic acid, components of its chemical name

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

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