P-aminosalicylic acid

p-aminosalicylic acid

(Science: chemical) 4-amino-2-hydroxybenzoic acid. An antitubercular agent often administered in association with isoniazid. The sodium salt of the drug is better tolerated than the free acid.

Pharmacological action: antitubercular agents.

Chemical name: benzoic acid, 4-amino-2-hydroxy-

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