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nitrofurantoin

[nahy-troh-fyoo-ran-toh-in] /ˌnaɪ troʊ fyʊˈræn toʊ ɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antimicrobial substance, C 8 H 6 N 4 O 5 , used for the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; nitro- + fur(furyl) + (hyd)antoin, components of its chemical name
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nitrofurantoin in Medicine

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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