Adjective "ethambutol" definition and examples

(Ethambutol may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɛˈθambjʊtɒl/

Definitions and examples

noun

A synthetic compound with bacteriostatic properties, used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis.
  1. 'After treatment with isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethambutol, clinical recovery was prompt: the fever quickly resolved, and within a week laboratory studies showed normal values.'
  2. 'She completed a 1-year course of treatment with rifabutin, ethambutol, and clarithromycin, and remains well.'

More definitions

1. an antimicrobial substance, C 10 H 24 N 2 O 2 , active against susceptible bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, in the treatment, in combination with other drugs, of tuberculosis.

More examples(as adjective)

"pyrazinamides can be ethambutol."

Origin

1960s: from eth(yl) + am(ine) + but(an)ol.