nitrofurantoin

nitrofurantoin

[nahy-troh-fyoo-ran-toh-in]
noun Pharmacology.
an antimicrobial substance, C 8 H 6 N 4 O 5 , used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.

Origin:
1950–55; nitro- + fur(furyl) + (hyd)antoin, components of its chemical name

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nitrofurantoin ni·tro·fur·an·to·in (nī'trō-fyu-rān'tō-ĭn)
n.
A derivative of nitrofuran used in the treatment of bacterial infections of the urinary tract.

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