diazoxide

[dahy-az-ok-sahyd]

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C8H7ClN2O2S, having potent antihypertensive action and used to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive crisis.

Nearby words

  1. diazonium compound,
  2. diazonium salt,
  3. diazotization,
  4. diazotize,
  5. diazotype,
  6. dib,
  7. dibai,
  8. dibasic,
  9. dibasic acid,
  10. dibasic potassium phosphate

Origin of diazoxide

diaz- + oxide, components of the chemical name

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