Definition of methisazone in English:

methisazone

(also metisazone)

Pronunciation /mɪˈθʌɪsəˌzəʊn/

noun

Pharmacology
  • A thiosemicarbazone that inhibits viral protein production, once used for the prophylaxis of smallpox and the treatment of vaccination complications; N- methylisatin 3-thiosemicarbazone, C₁₀ H₁₀ N₄ OS.

    International Nonproprietary Name (1996) and British Approved Name (1998): metisazone.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From meth- + is- + -azone.