acetohexamide

noun
ace·​to·​hex·​amide | \ ˌas-ə-tō-ˈhek-sə-məd How to pronounce acetohexamide (audio) , ə-ˈsēt-ō- How to pronounce acetohexamide (audio) , -ˌmīd \

Medical Definition of acetohexamide

: a sulfonylurea drug C15H20N2O4S used in the oral treatment of some of the milder forms of type 2 diabetes in adults to lower the level of glucose in the blood

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“Acetohexamide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetohexamide. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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