- a white crystalline compound, C7H10N2OS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland: used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
Origin of propylthiouracil
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- a white crystalline water-insoluble substance with an intensely bitter taste, used in medicine to treat hyperthyroidism. Formula: C 7 H 2 N 2 OS
from propyl + thio- + uracil (uro- 1 + ac (etic) + -il -ile)
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- An agent that inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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