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Definition of "chlorothiazide" []

  • A thiazide diuretic used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, and edema to promote the excretion of excess salt and water from the body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chlorothiazide" in a sentence
  • "In the late 1950s, researchers at Merck discovered that chlorothiazide, another benzene compound, could change blood chemistry enough to lower blood pressure, and Diuril was born."
  • "An exception is the use of chlorothiazide; see below."
  • "In such cases, chlorothiazide is indicated to reduce urine volume and increase serum lithium levels 593."