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spironolactone

noun spi·ro·no·lac·tone \ ˌspī-rə-nō-ˈlak-ˌtōn , spi-ˌrō-nə- \

medical Definition of spironolactone

:an aldosterone antagonist C24H32O4S that promotes diuresis and sodium excretion and is used to treat essential hypertension, edema with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis with ascites, nephrotic syndrome, and idiopathic edema

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