acetazolamide

noun ac·et·azol·amide \ ˌa-sə-tə-ˈzō-lə-ˌmīd , -ˈzä- , -məd \
Updated on: 4 Mar 2018

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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acetazolamide

noun 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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