spironolactone

[ spahy-ruh-noh-lak-tohn, spahy-roh-, -ron-uh- ]
/ ˌspaɪ rə noʊˈlæk toʊn, spaɪˌroʊ-, -ˌrɒn ə- /

noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of spironolactone

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

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British Dictionary definitions for spironolactone

spironolactone
/ (ˌspaɪrənəʊˈlæktəʊn) /

noun

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

Word Origin for spironolactone

C20: from spiro- ² + linking syllable -no- + lactone
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Medical definitions for spironolactone

spironolactone
[ spī′rə-nō-lăktōn, spī-rō′- ]

n.

An aldosterone antagonist and antiandrogen that promotes diuresis and is used to treat conditions characterized by hypertension and fluid retention as well as androgenic syndromes in women.
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