pyrimethamine

pyrimethamine

[pahy-ruh-meth-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent substance, C 1 2 H 1 3 ClN 4 , used against susceptible plasmodia in the prophylactic treatment of malaria and against Toxoplasma gondi in the treatment of toxoplasmosis.

Origin:
1950–55; pyrim(idine) + eth(yl) + -amine

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pyrimethamine py·ri·meth·a·mine (pī'rə-měth'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
n.
A potent folic acid antagonist used as a prophylactic antimalarial agent against Plasmodium falciparum and in the treatment of toxoplasmosis.

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