methimazole

[me-thim-uh-zohl, -thahy-muh-]
noun Pharmacology.
a white crystalline substance, C 4 H 6 N 2 S, that inhibits thyroxin synthesis, used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

Origin:
meth(yl) + im(id)azole

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