Definition of Rifampin

1. Noun. An antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis.

Exact synonyms: Rifadin, Rimactane
Generic synonyms: Antibacterial, Antibacterial Drug, Bactericide
Language type: Trade Name, Trade Name



Definition of Rifampin

1. Noun. (medicine) An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rifampin

1. an antibiotic [n -S] - See also: antibiotic

Medical Definition of Rifampin

1. A semisynthetic antibiotic used in treatment of tuberculosis. Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antitubercular, leprostatic agents. Chemical name: Rifamycin, 3-(((4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)imino)methyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Rifampin

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1. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"Local health department guidelines for rifampin taken to prevent an infection should be compatible with the most recent statements of the ACIP or the AAP. ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Efficacy of Prophylaxis: rifampin prophylaxis can reduce the risk of secondary infection in persons exposed to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and ..."

3. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"rifampin chemoprophylaxis eradicates Hib carriage in 95% or more of ... The efficacy of rifampin chemoprophylaxis in day-care settings is not well defined. ..."

4. Tuberculosis Resource Guide by P. Heinsohn (1996)
"rifampin significantly increased the incidence of benign and malignant liver-cell tumors in ... rifampin was found to be teratogenic for mice and rats. ..."

5. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Drug Toxicities and Interactions rifampin (RTF) may accelerate the clearance of drugs ... rifampin will turn body fluids and soft contact lenses orange. ..."

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