isoniazid isoniazid

Definition(s):

  • (n) antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When a mink gets TB, his veterinarian simply mixes some isoniazid with his daily horse meat.
  2. Instead, they tested isoniazid, the TB wonder drug, on 30 patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in the Bronx.
  3. There are at least three wonder drugsisoniazid, streptomycin PASwhich can arrest a majority of TB infections, if not cure them.

News

  • Pill Can Prevent Fatal TB in H.I.V. Patients

    A daily pill of the drug isoniazid can often fend off fatal tuberculosis in people with H.I.V., according to a large new study.
    on August 20, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  • "TB that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin is called multidrug-resistant [MDR] TB," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in testimony before the subcommittee. "MDR-TB...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Julie Gerberding Source: AllAfrica.com

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