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BAL

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1. see bronchoalveolar lavage. 2. British Anti-Lewisite (see dimercaprol).

1. see bronchoalveolar lavage. 2. British Anti-Lewisite...

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co-trimoxazole

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A mixture of trimethoprin, which is antibacterial, and a sulfonamide antibiotic, sulphamethoxazole, that is used to treat Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, and nocardiasis....

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opportunistic

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adj. denoting a disease that occurs when the patient’s immune system is impaired by, for example, an infection, another disease, or drugs. The infecting organism, which is also...

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PCP

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Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly carinii) pneumonia. Although the causative organism has been reclassified and renamed, the original abbreviation continues to be used for this...

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pentamidine

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(pen-tam-i-deen)

a drug effective against protozoans and used in the treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia in AIDS patients and leishmaniasis. It is administered by injection or from...

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