spironolactone

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spi·ro·no·lac·tone

 (spī′rə-nō-lăk′tōn, spī-rō′-, spī-rŏn′ə-)
n.
An aldosterone antagonist and antiandrogen, C24H32O4S, that promotes diuresis and is used to treat fluid retention, androgenic syndromes in women, and hypertension.

[Alteration of spirolactone : Latin spīra, coil; see spiral + lactone.]

spironolactone

(ˌspaɪrənəʊˈlæktəʊn)
n
(Pharmacology) a diuretic that increases water loss from the kidneys and is much used to treat oedema in heart and kidney failure
[C20: from spiro-2 + linking syllable -no- + lactone]
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Noun1.spironolactone - a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertensionspironolactone - a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
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spironolactone

n espironolactona