any of a group of drugs closely related in chemical structure to sulfanilamide, having a bacteriostatic rather than a bacteriocidal effect: used in the treatment of various wounds, burns, and infections.
any of a group of sulfonamide compounds that inhibit the activity of bacteria and are used in medicine to treat bacterial infections
sulfa drug n.
Any of a group of synthetic organic compounds, derived chiefly from sulfanilamide, chemically similar to PABA and capable of inhibiting bacterial growth and activity by interfering with the metabolic processes in bacteria that require PABA. Also called sulfonamide.
See under sulfonamide.
/ˌsʌlfəˈmɛθəˌziːn/ noun 1. US name for sulfadimidine
[suhl-fuh-meth-ok-suh-zohl] /ˌsʌl fə mɛθˈɒk səˌzoʊl/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. an antimicrobial substance, C 1 0 H 1 1 N 3 O 3 S, used against a variety of susceptible Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, as in the treatment of certain urinary tract infections and skin infections.
Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of mafenide acetate.
[suhl-fuh-nil-uh-mahyd, -mid] /ˌsʌl fəˈnɪl əˌmaɪd, -mɪd/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline amide of sulfanilic acid, C 6 H 8 N 2 O 2 S, formerly used in the treatment of bacterial infections: replaced by its derivatives and by antibiotics. sulfanilamide sul·fa·nil·a·mide (sŭl’fə-nĭl’ə-mīd’, -mĭd) n. A white, odorless crystalline sulfonamide used in the treatment of […]