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Definition of "thiazide" [thiazide]

  • Any of a group of drugs that block reabsorption of sodium in the distal tubules of the kidneys, used as diuretics primarily in the treatment of hypertension. (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 "thiazide" in a sentence
  • "This also can occur in people taking medications called thiazide diuretics, which are used to treat"
  • "Vectical (TM) Ointment should be used with caution in patients with known or suspected disturbances in calcium homeostasis, who are taking calcium or Vitamin D supplements, or who are on medications known to increase serum calcium levels, such as thiazide diuretics."
  • "That warning also goes for people taking drugs, such as thiazide diuretics, that affect calcium levels."