chlorothiazide

[klawr-uh-thahy-uh-zahyd, klohr-]

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C7H6ClN3O4S2, used as a diuretic and in the treatment of hypertension.

Nearby words

  1. chloroquine,
  2. chlorosis,
  3. chlorospinel,
  4. chlorosulfonic acid,
  5. chlorothalonil,
  6. chlorotic,
  7. chlorotrifluoroethylene,
  8. chlorotrifluoromethane,
  9. chlorous,
  10. chlorous acid

Origin of chlorothiazide

First recorded in 1955–60; chloro-2 + thiaz(ole) + -ide

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British Dictionary definitions for chlorothiazide

chlorothiazide

noun

a diuretic drug administered orally in the treatment of chronic heart and kidney disease and hypertension. Formula: C 7 H 6 ClN 3 O 4 S 2

Word Origin for chlorothiazide

C20: from chloro- + thi (o-) + (di) az (ine + diox) ide

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