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1. Any of a group of organic sulfur compounds containing the radical SO2NH2 and including the sulfa drugs.
2. See sulfa drug.
(Elements & Compounds) the US preferred spelling of sulphonamide
any of a group of drugs closely related in chemical structure to sulfanilamide, having a bacteriostatic effect: used in the treatment of various wounds, burns, and infections.
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|Noun||1.||sulfonamide - 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