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spironolactone

[spahy-ruh-noh-lak-tohn, spahy-roh-, -ron-uh-] /ˌspaɪ rə noʊˈlæk toʊn, spaɪˌroʊ-, -ˌrɒn ə-/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a steroid, C 2 4 H 3 2 O 4 S, used in combination with other drugs as a diuretic and antihypertensive.
Origin of spironolactone
1955-1960
1955-60; alteration of spirolactone; see spiro-2, lactone
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spironolactone

/ˌspaɪrənəʊˈlæktəʊn/
noun
1.
a diuretic that increases water loss from the kidneys and is much used to treat oedema in heart and kidney failure
Word Origin
C20: from spiro-² + linking syllable -no- + lactone
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