ac·​et·​azol·​amide | \ ˌa-sə-tə-ˈzō-lə-ˌmīd How to pronounce acetazolamide (audio) , -ˈzä- How to pronounce acetazolamide (audio) , -məd \

Definition of acetazolamide

: a diuretic drug C4H6N4O3S2 used especially in the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure and of glaucoma and in the prevention and treatment of altitude sickness

Examples of acetazolamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pack a high-altitude travel kit: Bring Ibuprofen for headaches, acetazolamide (brand name: Diamox) to help speed up acclimatization, carbohydrates that are easy to digest (think gummy bears or energy bars), sun protection, and a water bottle. National Geographic, "Here’s how to deal with altitude sickness," 5 Oct. 2019 The court said Saito tested positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic most commonly prescribed for glaucoma, during an out-of-competition test. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Japanese skater Kei Saito banned from PyeongChang Olympics for alleged doping," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of acetazolamide

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetazolamide

acet- + azole + amide

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“Acetazolamide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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ac·​et·​azol·​amide | \ ˌas-ət-ə-ˈzōl-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce acetazolamide (audio) , -ˈzäl- How to pronounce acetazolamide (audio) , -məd \

Medical Definition of acetazolamide

: a diuretic drug C4H6N4O3S2 used especially to treat glaucoma, control epileptic seizures, prevent or treat altitude sickness, and treat edema associated with congestive heart failure

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