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sulfasalazine

Pronunciation: sul'fa-sal'a-zen

Definition: A sulfonamide (acid-azosulfa compound) with a marked affinity for connective tissues, especially for those rich in elastin, used in ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis; it is broken down in the body to aminosalicylic acid and sulfapyridine.

Synonym(s): salicylazosulfapyridine

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