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(Science: chemical) a nitrofuran derivative with antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity. It has been used in giardiasis and in bacterial intestinal infections. Furazolidone acts by gradual inhibition of monoamine oxidase.

Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, anti-infective agents, urinary, antitrichomonal agents, monoamine oxidase inhibitors.

chemical name: 2-Oxazolidinone, 3-(((5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)amino)-