pioglitazone

noun

pi·​o·​glit·​a·​zone ˌpī-ə-ˈglit-ə-ˌzōn How to pronounce pioglitazone (audio)
: a thiazolidine derivative taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C19H20N2O3S·HCl to treat type 2 diabetes by decreasing insulin resistance

Note: Pioglitazone is marketed under the trademark Actos.

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“Pioglitazone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pioglitazone. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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