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sulfamethoxazole

Pronunciation: sul'fa-meth-ok'sa-zol

Definition: A sulfonamide related chemically to sulfisoxazole, with a similar antibacterial spectrum, but a slower rate of absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and urinary excretion. Often used in combination with trimethoprim (SMX-TMP).

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