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thiazide

[ thahy-uh-zahyd, -zid ]
/ ˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd, -zɪd /
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noun Pharmacology.
a member of a class of diuretic substances that inhibit the reabsorption of sodium chloride in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidneys: used principally to treat hypertension.
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Origin of thiazide

First recorded in 1955–60; thi- + azide
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Scientific definitions for thiazide

thiazide
[ thīə-zīd′, -zĭd ]

Any of a group of drugs that block reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys, used as diuretics primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
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