rifampicin

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rifampin

 [rif-am´pin]
a semisynthetic derivative of rifamycin, with the antibacterial actions and uses of the rifamycin group; administered orally or intravenously.

rifampicin

/rif·am·pi·cin/ (rif´am-pĭ-sin) rifampin.

rifampicin

(rĭ-făm′pĭ-sĭn)
n.

rifampicin

An antibiotic drug used mainly to treat TUBERCULOSIS and LEPROSY, but also LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE, PROSTATITIS, ENDOCARDITIS and OSTEOMYELITIS. Rifampicin acts by inhibiting transcription of bacterial nucleic acid. It interferes with the action of oral contraceptives. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Rifadin and Rimactane.

rifampicin

antibacterial agent used to treat tuberculosis

rifampin, rifampicin

a derivative of rifamycin; an antibacterial and antifungal agent used in the treatment of mycobacterial infections, actinomycosis and histoplasmosis.