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sulfasalazine

[suhl-fuh-sal-uh-zeen] /ˌsʌl fəˈsæl əˌzin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a substance, C 1 8 H 1 4 N 4 O 5 S, used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; sulfa(nilamide) + sal(icylic acid) + azine
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Examples for sulfasalazine
  • The mainstay of the treatment regime is corticosteroids and dapsone or sulfasalazine.
  • sulfasalazine is sometimes used as an alternative to dapsone.

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