ac·​et·​azol·​amide | \ ˌa-sə-tə-ˈzō-lə-ˌmīd , -ˈzä-, -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

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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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ac·​et·​azol·​amide | \ ˌas-ət-ə-ˈzōl-ə-ˌmīd , -ˈzäl- , -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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