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Meaning of rifampin

ri•fam•pin

Pronunciation: (ri-fam'pin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic, CHNO, used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, asymptomatic carriers of meningococcal disease, and leprosy.
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