American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An antibacterial drug, C12H12N2O2S, used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.
- n. antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
- d(i)-1 + a(mino)- + (di)p(henyl) + s(ulf)one. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Post reports that the wealth of information on the Internet has helped erode some of the stigma of the disease, which is easily treatable where the anti-leprosy drugs dapsone and rifampin are available.”
“Caught early enough, leprosy can be cured today with the antibiotics dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine.”
“In October 2002, we submitted a regulatory application to the UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA) for Lapdap (chlorproguanil/dapsone) for the treatment of the most life threatening type of the malaria.”
“· In the 1960s, M. leprae started to develop resistance to dapsone, the worlds only known anti-leprosy drug.”
“· The first breakthrough occurred in the 1940s with the development of the drug dapsone, which arrested the disease.”
“MDT consists of three drugs: dapsone, rifampicin and clofazimine.”
“There are also studies on the combination of the short half-life antifolates, chloroproguanil and dapsone, and on pyronaridine, a Chinese synthetic compound.”
“- If severe anaemia or leucopenia develops, stop treatment and replace dapsone with another”
“Note: Although the cure of leprosy is quicker using dapsone together with other medicines, sometimes only dapsone is available.”
“The best medicine is dapsone, if possible combined with rifampin and clofazimine.”
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