antisyphilitic antisyphilitic

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug (or other chemical agent) that is effective against syphilis

Usage(s):

  1. By the early 18th century, there were only two drugs known to be specific: cinchona bark for malaria, and mercury as an antisyphilitic agent.
  2. And many a syphilitic, especially after a few injections of antisyphilitic drugs, gives a false negative reaction.
  3. Such patients will get free antisyphilitic drugs and nursing service from the city, where needed.
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cynic cynic
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