from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sulfone drug, C12H12N2O2S, that is used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.

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  • noun antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[d(i)– + a(mino)– + (di)p(henyl) + s(ulf)one.]


  • 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.

    Old myths about leprosy still around

  • Caught early enough, leprosy can be cured today with the antibiotics dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine.

    Matt Bivens: Cure Millions of Leprosy -- or Just Give Hank Paulson a Tax Break?

  • 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.

    Lapdap - The Breckenridge Connection

  • · In the 1960s, M. leprae started to develop resistance to dapsone, the world’s only known anti-leprosy drug.

    Chapter 2

  • · The first breakthrough occurred in the 1940s with the development of the drug dapsone, which arrested the disease.

    Chapter 2

  • MDT consists of three drugs: dapsone, rifampicin and clofazimine.

    Chapter 2

  • There are also studies on the combination of the short half-life antifolates, chloroproguanil and dapsone, and on pyronaridine, a Chinese synthetic compound.

    Chapter 2

  • - If severe anaemia or leucopenia develops, stop treatment and replace dapsone with another

    Chapter 4

  • Note: Although the cure of leprosy is quicker using dapsone together with other medicines, sometimes only dapsone is available.

    Chapter 31

  • The best medicine is dapsone, if possible combined with rifampin and clofazimine.

    Chapter 21


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  • Nice etymology.

    September 15, 2011