Rifampin



noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, C 4 3 H 5 8 N 4 O 1 2 , used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy.

rifampin ri·fam·pin (rĭ-fām’pĭn) or ri·fam·pi·cin (-pĭ-sĭn)
n.
A semisynthetic antibiotic, derived from a form of rifamycin, that interferes with the synthesis of RNA and is used to treat bacterial and viral diseases.

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