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Compound Summary for: CID 4173

Metronidazole

Also known as: Flagyl, 443-48-1, Metronidazol, Trichopol, Vagilen, Clont, 2-Methyl-5-nitroimidazole-1-ethanol, Deflamon, Gineflavir
Molecular Formula: C6H9N3O3   Molecular Weight: 171.15396   InChIKey: VAOCPAMSLUNLGC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).   From: MeSH
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