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disulfiram

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noun di·sul·fi·ram \dī-ˈsəl-fə-ˌram\

Definition of disulfiram

  1. :  a compound C10H20N2S4 that causes a severe physiological reaction to alcohol and is used especially in the treatment of alcoholism



Origin of disulfiram

disulfide + thiourea + amyl


First Known Use: 1952


Medical Dictionary

disulfiram

noun di·sul·fi·ram

Medical Definition of disulfiram

  1. :  a compound C10H20N2S4 that causes a severe physiological reaction to alcohol and is used especially in the treatment of alcoholism—called also tetraethylthiuram disulfide; see antabuse



Variants of disulfiram

or chiefly British di·sul·phi·ram \dī-ˈsəl-fə-ˌram\play

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