Definitions

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

  • noun Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds containing the radical SO2NH2 and including the sulfa drugs.

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  • noun chemistry Any amide of a sulfonic acid RS(=O)2NR'2.
  • noun pharmacology Any of a group of antibiotics; a sulfa drug.

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  • noun antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA

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Examples

  • The 2011 version turns out to be resistant to eight classes of antibiotics, including penicillin, streptomycin and sulfonamide.

    Gene Probe Yields E. coli Clue

  • The 2011 version turns out to be resistant to eight classes of antibiotics, including penicillin, streptomycin and sulfonamide.

    Gene Probe Yields E. coli Clue

  • She was not convinced the drug was to blame, but she agreed to authorize a different prescription—a sulfonamide, a drug class that has been on the market even longer than penicillin.

    SUPERBUG

  • She was not convinced the drug was to blame, but she agreed to authorize a different prescription—a sulfonamide, a drug class that has been on the market even longer than penicillin.

    SUPERBUG

  • She was not convinced the drug was to blame, but she agreed to authorize a different prescription—a sulfonamide, a drug class that has been on the market even longer than penicillin.

    SUPERBUG

  • It turned out I had a violent allergic reaction to this sulfonamide drug.

    Pat York: A Homeopathic Solution to the Gulf Leak?

  • I removed the loose fragments and elevated the depressed ones, filled the thing full of sulfonamide and sewed him up tight.

    Medpundit

  • I removed the loose fragments and elevated the depressed ones, filled the thing full of sulfonamide and sewed him up tight.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Ampicillin and trimethoprim-sulfonamide have been used successfully in the treatment of infections caused by chloramphenicol-resistant strains.

    Standing up to terrorists, standing up to tomatoes.

  • The factors that may have been responsible were, first, sulfonamide and penicillin for infection; second, ergometrine use to reduce postpartum hemorrhage; third, universal blood transfusion; and fourth, much better cooperation and better medical education and so on.

    Doctor Resigns From Hospital Because She Won’t Do Unneeded C-Sections

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