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hydrochlorothiazide

[hahy-druh-klawr-uh-thahy-uh-zahyd, -klohr-] /ˌhaɪ drəˌklɔr əˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd, -ˈkloʊr-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 7 H 8 ClN 3 O 4 S 2 , used as a diuretic and in the treatment of hypertension.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; hydro-2 + chlorothiazide
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  • He tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that can be used to treat hypertension.

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