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Definition of furosemide

: a powerful diuretic C12H11ClN2O5S used especially to treat edema and hypertension

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Recent Examples on the Web In humans, furosemide is given to help treat fluid retention and swelling caused by congestive heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, or other medical conditions, according to Mayo Clinic. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "County fair doping scandal: Child's prize winning lamb was on performance enhancing drugs," 23 July 2019 Cano insisted the furosemide isn’t a performance-enhancing drug, although it is listed as such under MLB’s joint drug agreement. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Doping expert Victor Conte: Robinson Cano's suspension 'should not surprise anybody'," 15 May 2018 Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic that is often used to mask performance-enhancing drugs. John Healy, courant.com, "Mark Teixeira Says He's 'Not Surprised' Robinson Cano Tested Positive For Banned Substance," 18 May 2018 Cano tested positive for the diuretic, furosemide, which is commonly used as a masking agent for drug tests and banned by MLB. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Mark Teixeira explained why he was 'not surprised' about Robinson Cano's failed drug test," 17 May 2018 The league said Cano tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB drug policy," 15 May 2018 The suspension was first reported Tuesday morning by multiple MLB reporters on Twitter: Robinson Cano suspended for taking furosemide, a diuretic commonly used to mask PED use. Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com, "Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of furosemide

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for furosemide

furfural + -o- + sulf- + -emide, probably alteration of amide

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10 Jun 2020

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“Furosemide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furosemide. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of furosemide

: a powerful diuretic C12H11CIN2O5S used especially to treat edema

called also frusemide, fursemide

— see lasix

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