Definition of Sulfa

1. Noun. Antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA.




Definition of Sulfa

1. Adjective. Of or containing sulfanilamide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sulfa

1. a bacteria-inhibiting drug [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sulfa

sulcate
sulcated
sulcation
sulcations
sulci
sulcification
sulciform
sulconazole
sulcus
sulcus centralis
sulcus lateralis cerebri
suldan
suldans
sulesomab
sulf-
sulfa (current term)
sulfa-
sulfa drug
sulfa drugs
sulfacetamide
sulfacid
sulfacids
sulfadiazine
sulfadiazines
sulfadimethoxine
sulfadimidine
sulfadoxine
sulfafurazole
sulfamate
sulfamates

Literary usage of Sulfa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1995)
"sulfa DRUG: Any of a class of synthetic chemical substances derived from ... sulfa drugs are used primarily in the treatment of urinary tract infections and ..."

2. Human Rights Watch World Report 1999 by Human Rights Watch Staff (1998)
"After the August 10 killing of sulfa businessman Tapan Datta and a friend. sulfa agents reportedly retaliated by killing the elder brother of ULFA chairman ..."

3. Drug Labeling In Developing Countries by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... caffeine, and adrenergic decongestant pi Combination sulfa antibiotic and corticosteroid for ophthalmic administration pi Combination sulfa antibiotic ..."

4. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"Anemia, however, was a serious side effect of the sulfa drugs in patients under prolonged therapy. A strict monitoring of the patient's blood's hemoglobin ..."

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