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Ethambutol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ethambutol
Tree Number(s)
D02.092.782.258.368.265
Unique ID
D004977
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004977
Scope Note
An antitubercular agent that inhibits the transfer of mycolic acids into the cell wall of the tubercle bacillus. It may also inhibit the synthesis of spermidine in mycobacteria. The action is usually bactericidal, and the drug can penetrate human cell membranes to exert its lethal effect. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1992, p863)
Entry Term(s)
Dexambutol
EMB-Fatol
EMB-Hefa
Etambutol Llorente
Ethambutol Hydrochloride
Etibi
Miambutol
Myambutol
Pharm Action
Antitubercular Agents
Registry Number
8G167061QZ
Related Numbers
1070-11-7
74-55-5
QE4VW5FO07
CAS Type 1 Name
1-Butanol, 2,2'-(1,2-ethanediyldiimino)bis-, (S-(R*,R*))-
NLM Classification #
QV 268
Public MeSH Note
68
History Note
68(63)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/05
Ethambutol Preferred
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