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Of, relating to, or containing any sulfa drug: sulfa pills; a sulfa powder.
[Short for sulfa(nilamide).]
1. related chemically to sulfanilamide.
2. pertaining to, consisting of, or involving a sulfa drug or drugs.n.
3. sulfa drug.
[1935–40; short for sulfanilamide]
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|Noun||1.||sulfa - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA|
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
sulfadiazine - a sulfa drug used in treating meningitis and pneumonia and other infections
sulfamethazine, sulfamezathine - a sulfa drug used like sulfadiazine and also in veterinary medicine
Gantanol, sulfamethoxazole - a sulfonamide (trade name Gantanol) used to treat infections (especially infections of the urinary tract)
sulfanilamide - a white odorless crystalline sulfa drug; the parent compound of most of the sulfa drugs
sulfapyridine - sulfa drug derived from pyridine and sulfanilamide
Gantrisin, sulfisoxazole - a sulfonamide (trade name Gantrisin) used to treat infections of the urinary tract
Thiosulfil - trade name for a sulfonamide antibacterial