/pir'euh zin"euh muyd', -mid/, n. Pharm.
a substance, C5H5N3O, used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
[1950-55; pyrazine ( < G Pyrazin, alter. of Pyridin PYRIDINE, by insertion of az- AZ-) + AMIDE]

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