tolbutamide

noun
tol·​bu·​ta·​mide | \ täl-ˈbyü-tə-ˌmīd How to pronounce tolbutamide (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tolbutamide. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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tolbutamide

noun
tol·​bu·​ta·​mide | \ täl-ˈbyüt-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce tolbutamide (audio) \

Medical Definition of tolbutamide

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

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