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Any of a group of synthetic organic compounds, derived chiefly from sulfanilamide, chemically similar to PABA and capable of inhibiting bacterial growth and activity by interfering with the metabolic processes in bacteria that require PABA. Also called sulfonamide.
(Pharmacology) any of a group of sulfonamide compounds that inhibit the activity of bacteria and are used in medicine to treat bacterial infections
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.||sulfa drug - 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