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A thiazide diuretic, used also in its sulfate form to treat hypertension, congestive heart failure, and edema.


(Pharmacology) a diuretic drug administered orally in the treatment of chronic heart and kidney disease and hypertension. Formula: C7H6ClN3O4S2
[C20: from chloro- + thi(o-) + (di)az(ine + diox)ide]


(ˌklɔr əˈθaɪ əˌzaɪd, ˌkloʊr-)

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C7H6ClN3O4S2, used as a diuretic and in treating hypertension.
[1955–60; chloro-2 + thiaz (ole) + -ide]
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Noun1.chlorothiazide - a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
thiazide - any of a group of drugs commonly used as diuretics in the treatment of hypertension; they block the reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Chlorothiazide Sodium for Injection, USP.
Chlorothiazide Sodium for Injection, USP is therapeutically equivalent to the reference-listed drug Diuril[R], which is marketed by Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals.
APP will package Chlorothiazide Sodium for Injection, USP in single dose vials of 500 mg.