spironolactone

[ spahy-ruh-noh-lak-tohn, spahy-roh-, -ron-uh- ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a steroid, C24H32O4S, used in combination with other drugs as a diuretic and antihypertensive.

Origin of spironolactone

1
1955–60; alteration of spirolactone;see spiro-2, lactone

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British Dictionary definitions for spironolactone

spironolactone

/ (ˌspaɪrənəʊˈlæktəʊn) /


noun
  1. a diuretic that increases water loss from the kidneys and is much used to treat oedema in heart and kidney failure

Origin of spironolactone

1
C20: from spiro- ² + linking syllable -no- + lactone

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