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History of Sulfonamides

  1. Walter Sneader

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003625



How to Cite

Sneader, W. 2001. History of Sulfonamides. eLS. .

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  1. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001


The sulfonamides were the first effective antibacterial drugs. As they were developed a decade before the general introduction of antibiotics, bacteria began to acquire resistance to them as a consequence of their overuse.


  • chemistry;
  • drugs and chemicals;
  • drug therapy