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n. (context medicine English) An antibiotic drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis


n. an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis [syn: Rifadin, Rimactane]

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A combination of the antibiotics doxycycline and rifampin is usually prescribed for six weeks to prevent recurring illness.

But in 1939 it was still very much the case: the discovery of the chemotherapeutic agents, rifampin, para-aminosalicylic acid, isoniazid and especially streptomycin, still lay far beyond a distant horizon.