What is another word for sulfonamide?

20 synonyms found


[ sˈʌlfənˌama͡ɪd], [ sˈʌlfənˌama‍ɪd], [ s_ˈʌ_l_f_ə_n_ˌa_m_aɪ_d]

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How to use "Sulfonamide" in context?

Sulfonamides are a class of antibiotics derived from the sulfonium ion. They are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Sulfonamides inhibit bacterial growth by binding to the sulfur atom in the bacterial protein thiol group. This causes the thiol group to break down, leading to cell death.

Sulfonamides were among the first antibiotics and are still among the most effective. However, they are also among the most toxic, with potentially dangerous side effects including photosensitivity, mood changes, and liver toxicity.

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