dapsone

Definition / meaning of dapsone

A drug used to treat acne. It is also used to treat other types of skin diseases and certain bacterial infections, such as leprosy. It blocks bacteria from making a substance that they need to grow. Dapsone is a type of antibacterial agent and a type of anti-inflammatory agent.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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