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isoniazid

Pronunciation: i'so-ni'a-zid

Definition: first-line and probably most commonly used antituberculosis drug. Organisms rapidly develop resistance against this drug if it is used alone in the treatment of active disease. Hepatic toxicity is the major side effect.

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