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Meaning of propylthiouracil

pro•pyl•thi•o•ur•a•cil

Pronunciation: (prō"pil-thī"ō-yoor'u-sil), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white crystalline compound, CHNOS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland: used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
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