Definition of Thioacetazone
1. Noun. (medicine) A thiosemicarbazone used in the treatment of tuberculosis ¹
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Medical Definition of Thioacetazone
A thiosemicarbazone that is used in association with other antimycobacterial agents in the initial and continuation phases of antituberculosis regimens. Thiacetazone containing regimens are less effective than the short-course regimen recommended by the international union against tuberculosis and are used in some developing countries to reduce drug costs.
Pharmacological action: antitubercular agents.
Chemical name: Acetamide, N-(4-(((aminothioxomethyl)hydrazono)methyl)phenyl)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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