diamidine
Any organic compound having two amidine groups, such as pentamidine

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  • diamidine — di·am·i·dine ( )dī am ə .dēn, dən n any of a group of compounds (as pentamidine and stilbamidine) containing two of the groups C(=NH)NH2 * * * di·am·i·dine (di amґĭ dēn) a compound that contains two amidine groups …   Medical dictionary

  • diamidine — di·amidine …   English syllables

  • diamidine — “+ noun Etymology: di + amidine : any compound containing two amidino groups (as stilbamidine) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — Pathol. 1. Also called African sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis. a generally fatal disease, common in parts of Africa, characterized by fever, wasting, and progressive lethargy: caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma gambiense or… …   Universalium

  • diminazen — noun A diamidine that binds DNA and RNA and is the acting component of diminazene aceturat drugs …   Wiktionary

  • stilbamidine — A compound used in the treatment of leishmaniasis (kala azar), in infections due to Blastomyces dermatitidis, and in actinomycosis; also used in multiple myeloma for the relief of bone pain …   Medical dictionary

  • pentamidine — pent·am·i·dine pen tam ə .dēn, dən n a diamidine used chiefly in the form of its salt C23H36N4O10S2 to treat protozoal infections (as leishmaniasis) and to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in HIV infected individuals * * * n. a drug… …   Medical dictionary

  • pentamidine — penˈtaməˌdēn, də̇n noun Etymology: penta + amidine : a diamidine used chiefly in the form of its bitter crystalline isethionate salt C23H36N4O10S2 in the treatment of early stages of African sleeping sickness …   Useful english dictionary

  • stilbamidine — (ˈ)stil|baməˌdēn, də̇n noun Etymology: stilb (as in stilbene) + amidine : a diamidine [NH2C( = NH)C6H4CH = ]2 derived from stilbene and used chiefly in the form of its crystalline isethionate salt in treating various fungal infections (as… …   Useful english dictionary

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