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(1) (Science: chemical) A semisynthetic antibiotic used in treatment of tuberculosis.

Pharmacological action: antibiotics, antitubercular, leprostatic agents.

Chemical name: Rifamycin, 3-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)imino)methyl)-

(2) A drug used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to the family of drugs called antibiotics.

See also:


Antibiotic Glossary

Antibiotics (blog)

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