Definition of suramin in English:

suramin

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A synthetic compound derived from urea, used to treat trypanosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and filariasis.

    • ‘A controlled laboratory study has shown that an antifibrotic agent called suramin may improve muscle recovery after a strain injury.’
    • ‘However, suramin blocks the effects of several growth factors and does not provide specific inhibition of bFGF.’
    • ‘The manifold effects of disulfonic stilbene derivatives and suramin on RyRs make these compounds potentially useful probes for elucidating the mechanisms of RyR function.’

Origin

1940s: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

suramin

/ˈsʊərəmɪn/