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[thahy-uh-zahyd, -zid] /ˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd, -zɪd/
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.
1955-60; thi- + azide Unabridged
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Examples from the web for thiazide
  • 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.
thiazide in Medicine

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

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thiazide in Science
  (thī'ə-zīd', -zĭd)   
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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