thiazide

[thahy-uh-zahyd, -zid]
noun Pharmacology.
a member of a class of diuretic substances that inhibit the reabsorption of sodium chloride in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidneys: used principally to treat hypertension.

Origin:
1955–60; thi- + azide

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thiazide thi·a·zide (thī'ə-zīd', -zĭd)
n.
See benzothiadiazide.

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thiazide   (thī'ə-zīd', -zĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of a group of drugs that block reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys, used as diuretics primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
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Some of the agents used to treat hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics, can increase the risk for gout attacks.
Elevated uric acid levels, and possibly gout, may be caused by thiazide diuretics.
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