disulfiram


di·sul·fi·ram

noun \dī-ˈsəl-fə-ˌram\

Definition of DISULFIRAM

:  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

di·sul·fi·ram

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISULFIRAM

: 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

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

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