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Introduction: Dapsone

Description of Dapsone

Dapsone: antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Dapsone: A synthetic derivative of diamino-sulfone with anti-mycobacterial and anti-malarial properties. A structural analog of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), dapsone inhibits dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS), an enzyme important in folate synthesis, resulting in a depletion of the folate pool and a reduction in the amount of thymidylate available for DNA synthesis. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Dapsone: USP lists as a suppressant of dermatitis herpetiformis.
Source: CRISP

Dapsone: A sulfone active against a wide range of bacteria but mainly employed for its actions against MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. Its mechanism of action is probably similar to that of the SULFONAMIDES which involves inhibition of folic acid synthesis in susceptible organisms. It is also used with PYRIMETHAMINE in the treatment of malaria. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p157-8).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Dapsone include:

  • Diprosone

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Dapsone

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Dapsone can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Dapsone

The following list attempts to classify Dapsone into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • antibacterial,antibacterial drug,bactericide
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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Source: Diseases Database

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