Meaning of thiazide


Pronunciation: (thī'u-zīd", -zid), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. 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.
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