diazoxide

diazoxide

[dahy-az-ok-sahyd]
noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C 8 H 7 ClN 2 O 2 S, having potent antihypertensive action and used to reduce blood pressure in hypertensive crisis.

Origin:
diaz- + oxide, components of the chemical name

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diazoxide

noun
vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension 
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