thiazide

[ thahy-uh-zahyd, -zid ]
/ ˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd, -zɪd /

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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Medical definitions for thiazide

thiazide
[ thīə-zīd′, -zĭd ]

n.

benzothiadiazide
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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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