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[klawr-prop-uh-mahyd, -proh-puh-, klohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. an oral hypoglycemic substance, C10H13ClN2O3S, used to augment insulin secretion in the treatment of certain kinds of diabetes mellitus.
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Origin of chlorpropamide

First recorded in 1955–60; chlor-2 + prop(ane) + amide
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorpropamide


  1. a sulfonylurea drug that reduces blood glucose and is administered orally in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Formula: C 10 H 13 ClN 2 O 3 S
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chlorpropamide in Medicine


  1. An orally effective hypoglycemic agent, related chemically and pharmacologically to tolbutamide and used in controlling hyperglycemia in certain cases of diabetes mellitus.
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