antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
Hypernyms: ↑antibacterial, ↑antibacterial drug, ↑bactericide

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  • Dapsone — Systematic (IUPAC) name 4 [(4 aminobenzene)sulfonyl]aniline …   Wikipedia

  • Dapsone — Général Nom IUPAC 4,4 sulfonyldianiline No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dapsone — [dap′sōn΄] n. a white, crystalline powder, (C6H4NH2) 2SO2, used in the treatment of leprosy and of a dermatitis somewhat resembling herpes …   English World dictionary

  • dapsone — An antibiotic used in the treatment of leprosy and certain cutaneous diseases such as dermatitis herpetiformis, is active against the tubercle bacillus, is used in the treatment of bovine coccidiosis and streptococcal …   Medical dictionary

  • dapsone — noun Etymology: diamine + phenyl + sulfone Date: 1952 an antimicrobial agent C12H12N2O2S used especially to treat leprosy and a chronic form of dermatitis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dapsone — Drug related to the sulphonamides (diaminodiphenyl sulphone) that is used to treat leprosy (causative agent is Mycobacterium leprae ). May act by inhibiting folate synthesis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • dapsone — /dap sohn/, n. Pharm. an antibacterial substance, C12H12N2O2S, used to treat leprosy and certain forms of dermatitis. Also called DDS [1965 70; d(i)a(minodi)p(henyl) sulfone] * * * …   Universalium

  • dapsone — noun A drug, 4 [(4 aminobenzene)sulfonyl]aniline, used in the treatment of leprosy and similar infections …   Wiktionary

  • dapsone — n. antibiotic used to treat leprosy and certain types of skin diseases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dapsone — [ dapsəʊn] noun Medicine a sulphur containing drug used to treat leprosy. Origin 1950s: from elements of the systematic name dipara aminophenyl sulphone …   English new terms dictionary

  • dapsone — dap·sone …   English syllables

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