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Related to sulfa: sulfamethoxazole, Sulfonamides


Of, relating to, or containing any sulfa drug: sulfa pills; a sulfa powder.

[Short for sulfa(nilamide).]


(ˈsʌl fə)
1. related chemically to sulfanilamide.
2. pertaining to, consisting of, or involving a sulfa drug or drugs.
[1935–40; short for sulfanilamide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Sulamyd, sulfacetamide - a topical sulfonamide (trade name Sulamyd) used to treat eye infections
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
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Not all studies adhered to a uniform definition of substantive sulfa exposure.
Among the internal therapeutic agents are oxytetracycline, chloramphenicol, and several sulfa drugs.
Along with penicillin, each calf got one capful of liquid sulfa (from farm supply stores).
Daily doses of the sulfa drug trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) help AIDS patients fend off recurrences of a life-threatening form of pneumonia more effectively than do monthly treatments with aerosolized pentamidine, according to a pair of studies comparing the two widely used preventive medications.
Amoxicillin, a penicillin type of drug, and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim combination (a sulfa drug sold as Septra, Bactrim, etc.
The principal complaint that critics of the nation's milk supply have is drug contamination from antibiotics and sulfa drugs.
Sulfa had recently joined a number of Syrian artists at a special meeting with President Al Asad to talk about the current situation in Syria and development projects that will take place in addition to the political reform he is working on.
Dubai Asian Games medalist Omar Juma Al Sulfa easily won the fastest athlete title, helping Al Ahli Club to a fifth President's Cup Athletics Championships crown at the Dubai Police Officers Club on Saturday.
Toward that end, oral sulfa drugs as well as ivermectin have been used successfully.
Fortunately, all MRSA isolates were sensitive to vancomycin and two sulfa drugs tested (rifampin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole).
Development of sulfa drugs in the 1930s, antibiotics in the 1940s, and antivirals in the 1970s has helped us to effectively treat infection.
Earlier concerns about decreased white blood cell production (neutropenia) with sulfa drugs such as sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim have turned out to be unfounded and probably equally likely with either medication.