pentamidine

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pentamidine

 [pen-tam´ĭ-dēn]
an antiinfective used as the isethionate salt, administered intravenously or intramuscularly in treatment of early African trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis, and intravenously, intramuscularly, or by oral inhalation in treatment and prophylaxis of Pneumocystis cariniipneumonia.
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pentamidine

A drug used in the treatment of PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII PNEUMONIA and TRYPANOSOMIASIS. It was the exceptional demand for pentamidine in 1981that heralded the onset of the AIDS pandemic. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Pentacarinat.
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