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dapsone
[dapsone]
noun
1. An antibacterial drug, C12H12N2O2S, used primarily to treat leprosy and some forms of dermatitis.
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2. The Post reports that the wealth of information on the Internet has helped erode some of the stigma of the disease, which is easily treatable where the anti-leprosy drugs dapsone and rifampin are available.
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3. Caught early enough, leprosy can be cured today with the antibiotics dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine.
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4. In October 2002, we submitted a regulatory application to the UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA) for Lapdap (chlorproguanil/dapsone) for the treatment of the most life threatening type of the malaria.