eflornithine

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eflornithine

 [ef-lor´nĭ-thēn″]
an inhibitor of the enzyme catalyzing the decarboxylation of ornithine; used topically as the hydrochloride salt to reduce unwanted facial hair in females. It has also been administered intravenously in treatment of African trypanosomiasis.

eflornithine

/ef·lor·ni·thine/ (DMFO) (ef-lor´nĭ-thēn″) an inhibitor of the enzyme catalyzing the decarboxylation of ornithine; used topically as the hydrochloride salt to reduce unwanted facial hair in females.

eflornithine

An antiprotozoal drug used to treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and African TRYPANOSOMIASIS. The drug is on the WHO official list.

eflornithine

an antiprotozoal agent, used as the hydrochloride in trypanosomiasis and pneumocystiscarinii pneumonia.