propylthiouracil


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pro·pyl·thi·o·u·ra·cil

 (prō′pəl-thī′ō-yo͝or′ə-sĭl′)
n.
Abbr. PTU A drug, C7H10N2OS, that inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is used to treat hyperthyroidism.

propylthiouracil

(ˌprəʊpɪlˌθaɪəʊˈjʊərəsɪl)
n
(Pharmacology) a white crystalline water-insoluble substance with an intensely bitter taste, used in medicine to treat hyperthyroidism. Formula: C7H2N2OS
[from propyl + thio- + uracil (uro-1 + ac(etic) + -il -ile)]
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Noun1.propylthiouracil - a crystalline compound used as an antithyroid drug in the treatment of goiter
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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propylthiouracil

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In contrast, D2 is insensitive to inhibition by propylthiouracil.
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