Definition of sulphadiazine in English:

sulphadiazine

(also sulfadiazine)

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A sulphonamide antibiotic used to treat meningococcal meningitis.

    • ‘The condition responds well if treatment is started early, and a combination of sulphadiazine and pyrimethamine is the treatment of choice.’
    • ‘Several other drugs have been evaluated, including tetracycline, primaquine, sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine (Fansidar).’
    • ‘I treated her with sulfadiazine and she got slowly better.’
    • ‘Pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine generally are used to treat infants with congenital toxoplasmosis.’
    • ‘A case report suggests carnitine deficiency was induced in a patient receiving sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine.’

Pronunciation:

sulphadiazine

/ˌsʌlfəˈdʌɪəziːn/