Definition of Dapsone

1. Noun. Antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases.




Definition of Dapsone

1. Noun. (medicine) A drug, ''4-[(4-aminobenzene)sulfonyl]aniline'', used in the treatment of leprosy and similar infections ¹

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Definition of Dapsone

1. a medicinal substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dapsone

1. Related to the sulphonamides (diaminodiphenyl sulphone) that is used to treat leprosy (of which the causative agent is Mycobacterium leprae). May act by inhibiting folate synthesis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dapsone

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dapsone (current term)
dapsone neuropathy
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Literary usage of Dapsone

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1. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Drug Dosage (mg) Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 160/800 mg orally every day Aerosolized pentamidine dapsone Pyrimethamine-dapsone or 3 days a week 300 mg ..."

2. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"TMP-SMX and dapsone also provide protection against toxoplasmosis,98'99 an uncommon complication of asymptomatic HIV infection in the US90 Long-term ..."

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