diamidine


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diamidine

(dī-ăm′ĭ-dēn)
Any chemical compound that contains two amidine, C(NH)NH2, groups.

diamidine

1. a compound that contains two amino acids.
2. a group of antiprotozoal drugs; includes phenamidine, pentamidine, diminazene and imidocarb.
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For management of mild or suspected cases of bacterial conjunctivitis or blepharoconjunctivitis, diamidine treatment is appropriate as an initial measure.
18) Pentamidine, an aromatic diamidine used in the treatment and prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, also causes pancreatitis by a direct toxic effect.
Oral eflornithine, the diamidine prodrug DB 289, and the pre-clinical development of megazol seem promising.