- a member of a class of diuretic substances that inhibit the reabsorption of sodium chloride in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidneys: used principally to treat hypertension.
Origin of thiazide
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- Any of a group of drugs that block reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys, used as diuretics primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
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