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 (sŭl′fə-nĭl′ə-mīd′, -mĭd)
A white, odorless crystalline sulfonamide, C6H8N2SO2, used in the treatment of various bacterial infections.


(Elements & Compounds) the US preferred spelling of sulphanilamide


(ˌsʌl fəˈnɪl əˌmaɪd, -mɪd)

a white, crystalline amide of sulfanilic acid, C6H8N2O2S, formerly used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Noun1.sulfanilamide - a white odorless crystalline sulfa drug; the parent compound of most of the sulfa drugs
sulfa, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, sulpha - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
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The biopsied area was closed with surgical sutures, and cleaned with betadine topical solution and Negasunt spray (Coumaphos 30 g, Propoxur 20 g, and Sulfanilamide 50 g/kg; Bayer Korea, Korea) and Pink spray (10 mg mercuric oxide yellow and 1 mg prednisolone/kg; Komipharm International, Siheung, Korea).
The design of novel sulfanilamide species which combine the structural features of traditional sulfa drugs, branched architecture and the unique electronic properties of fluorine enables investigation of multiple structure-property relationships and biological activity studies.
The nitric oxide radical thus generated interacts with oxygen to produce nitrite ion, which is assayed by mixing with an equal amount of Griess reagent (1 % sulfanilamide in 5% phosphoric acid and 0.
Pneumocystis jiroveci dihydropteroate synthase polymorphisms confer resistance to sulfadoxine and sulfanilamide in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
This approach came under attack in the mid-1930s, after several hundred people, including many children, died after ingesting a sulfanilamide antibiotic preparation that included diethylene glycol--a known poison.
Artemisinin is the most effective antimalarial medicine following chloroquine, pyrimethamine, primaquine and sulfanilamide (4), especially in the treatment of cerebral malaria and chloroquine-resistant malaria with the characteristics of promptness and low toxicity (5).
Adopted in response to the deaths caused by the solvent-tainted antibiotic Elixir Sulfanilamide, the law initially operated more like a pre-market notification scheme.
The synthesis of sulfapyridine and sulfanilamide was demonstrated.
The Griess reagent consists of sulfanilamide (58 mM in 3 M HCl) and N-1-naphtylethylenediamine (722 [micro]M).
Rocky was treated for sulfanilamide, Bactrim, and Septra (found in meats which putatively block sulfur metabolism in the whole body), 23 different mercury salts, cadmium diazinon, DDT-DDE, insulin, pancreas, benzene, xylene, toluene, dioxin, HGH, PCBs, heptachlor, testosterone, formaldehyde-formic acid, petroleum, atrazine, carbon tetrachloride, methyl ethyl ketone, glucagon, leptin, liver, and heart.
For example, the predecessor of the Food and Drug Administration was empowered to demand premarket approval of drags as a result of poisoning by elixir sulfanilamide in 1937.
In 1937, over 100 people died and others were severely injured by the drug Elixer Sulfanilamide, which was never tested for safety before entering the market.