chlorthalidone

chlorthalidone

[klawr-thal-i-dohn, klohr-]
noun Pharmacology.
a sulfonamide diuretic, C 14 H 11 ClN 2 O 4 S, used in the management of hypertension.

Origin:
chlor-2 + (ph)thali(mi)d(ine) a chemical component of the drug + (ket)one

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chlorthalidone (klɔːˈθælɪdəʊn)
 
n
a diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and hypertension
 
[C20: from chlor(o)- + th(iazine) + -al³ + -id(e) + -one]

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