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A drug formerly widely used to treat pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS but now superceded by more effective antibiotics.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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Some drugs, such as capreomycin, para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS), amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and clarithromycin are reserve drugs for the management of XDR TB cases.
On the basis of the DST results, the treatment was changed to ethambutol, pyrazinamide, amikacin, moxifloxacin, para-aminosalicylic acid, and linezolid.
DST for para-aminosalicylic acid was done at Stellenbosch University in MGIT 960 medium containing 4.