propylthiouracil

[ proh-pil-thahy-oh-yoor-uh-sil ]
/ ˌproʊ pɪlˌθaɪ oʊˈyʊər ə sɪl /

noun Pharmacology.

a white crystalline compound, C7H10N2OS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland: used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

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Origin of propylthiouracil

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British Dictionary definitions for propylthiouracil

propylthiouracil
/ (ˌprəʊpɪlˌθaɪəʊˈjʊərəsɪl) /

noun

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

Word Origin for propylthiouracil

from propyl + thio- + uracil (uro- 1 + ac (etic) + -il -ile)
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Medical definitions for propylthiouracil

propylthiouracil
[ prō′pəl-thī′ō-yurə-sĭl′ ]

n.

An agent that inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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