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methimazole

[me-thim-uh-zohl, -thahy-muh-] /mɛˈθɪm əˌzoʊl, -ˈθaɪ mə-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a white crystalline substance, C 4 H 6 N 2 S, that inhibits thyroxin synthesis, used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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  • We started our patient on methimazole, a medication that decreases the production of thyroid hormone.

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