tolbutamide

noun
tol·​bu·​ta·​mide | \täl-ˈbyü-tə-ˌmīd \

Definition of tolbutamide 

: a sulfonylurea C12H18N2O3S used in the treatment of diabetes

First Known Use of tolbutamide

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tolbutamide

tol- + butyric + amide

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tolbutamide

noun
tol·​bu·​ta·​mide | \täl-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌmīd \

Medical Definition of tolbutamide 

: a sulfonylurea C12H18N2O3S used orally to lower blood sugar in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

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