Meaning of pentamidine

pen•tam•i•dine

Pronunciation: (pen-tam'i-dēn", -din), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an antiprotozoal substance, CHNO, used in the treatment of leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii.
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