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pentamidine

[pen-tam-i-deen, -din] /pɛnˈtæm ɪˌdin, -dɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
an antiprotozoal substance, C 1 9 H 2 4 N 4 O 2 , used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii.
Origin
1941
1941; pent(ane) + amidine
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British Dictionary definitions for pent-amidine

pentamidine

/pɛnˈtæmɪˌdiːn; -dɪn/
noun
1.
a drug used to treat protozoal infections, esp pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis carinii in patients with AIDS
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