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disulfiram

[dahy-suhl-feer-uh m]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a cream-colored, water-insoluble solid, C10H20N2S4, used chiefly in the treatment of chronic alcoholism, producing highly unpleasant symptoms when alcohol is taken following its administration.
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Origin of disulfiram

1950–55; disulfi(de) + (thiu)ram; see thio-, urea, amyl
Also called tetraethylthiuram disulfide.
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British Dictionary definitions for disulfiram

disulfiram

noun
  1. a drug used in the treatment of alcoholism that acts by inducing nausea and other unpleasant effects following ingestion of alcohol
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Word Origin

C20: from tetraethylthiu ram disulfi de
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disulfiram in Medicine

disulfiram

(dī-sŭlfə-răm′)
n.
  1. An antioxidant used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism that interferes with the normal metabolic degradation of alcohol in the body, producing an unpleasant reaction when a small quantity of alcohol is consumed.
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