para-aminosalicylic acid


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p-aminosalicylic acid

 (PAS) (PASA) [ah-me″no-sal-ĭ-sil´ik]
an analogue of p-aminobenzoic acid that inhibits folic acid synthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, used in the treatment of tuberculosis, administered orally. In pharmacy it is officially called aminosalicylic acid. It enhances the potency of streptomycin and delays the development of bacilli resistant to streptomycin. Gastrointestinal irritation accompanied by anorexia, nausea, and vomiting may be reduced by administering the drug with food at mealtime.

para-aminosalicylic acid

/para-ami·no·sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id/ (-ah-me″no-sal-ĭ-sil´ik) aminosalicylic acid.

para-aminosalicylic acid

(păr′ə-ə-mē′nō-săl′ĭ-sĭl′ĭk, ăm′ə-nō-)
n. Abbr. PAS
A bacteriostatic agent, C7H7NO3, prescribed for the treatment of tuberculosis. Also called aminosalicylic acid.

para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS)

A drug formerly widely used to treat pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS but now superceded by more effective antibiotics. The drug is on the WHO official list.

para-aminosalicylic acid

see p-aminosalicylic acid.
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Routine DST for pyrazinamide, kanamycin, cycloserine, and para-aminosalicylic acid was not performed.
tuberculosis isolate from the patient to be resistant to rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol but sensitive to amikacin, capreomycin, moxifloxacin, para-aminosalicylic acid, and linezolid.
Extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) was initially defined as an MDR isolate that was resistant to at least 3 of the 6 main classes of second-line drugs: aminoglycosides, polypeptides, fluoroquinolones, thioamides, cycloserine, and para-aminosalicylic acid (4).
directly observed therapy; CT, computerized tomography, PPD, purified protein derivative; PAS, para-aminosalicylic acid.
The cell lysis solution (100 mg triisopropylnapthalene sulfonic acid, 600 mg para-aminosalicylic acid, 10 mL sterile deionized water, 2.