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p-aminosalicylic acid
medical dictionary

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4-amino-2-hydroxybenzoic acid. An antitubercular agent often administered in association with isoniazid. The sodium salt of the drug is better tolerated than the free acid.

Pharmacological action: antitubercular agents.

Chemical name: Benzoic acid, 4-amino-2-hydroxy-

(12 Dec 1998)