thiouracil


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thi·o·u·ra·cil

 (thī′ō-yo͝or′ə-sĭl′)
n.
A white crystalline compound, C4H4N2OS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroxine, used to reduce the action of the thyroid gland, especially in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.

thiouracil

(ˌθaɪəʊˈjʊərəsɪl)
n
(Pharmacology) a white crystalline water-insoluble substance with an intensely bitter taste, used in medicine to treat hyperthyroidism; 2-thio-4-oxypyrimidine. Formula: C4H4N2OS
[from thio- + uracil (uro-1 + ac(etic) + -il -ile)]
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Noun1.thiouracil - depresses the function of the thyroid gland
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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Patients with dysthyroidism were diagnosed as hypothyroid or hyperthyroid according to their thyroid profile and treated accordingly with L-thyroxine or propyl thiouracil.
Group E was fed diet 5 (20% canola oil and CCT supplement (Cholesterol, cholic acid, thiouracil comparison of means for lipid profilesofall groups was carried out by analysis of variation (ANOVA) for parametric data and Kruskal Wallis test for non-parametric results.
Effects of ascorbic acid on plasma thyroxine concentrations and eggshell quality of Leghorn chickens treated with dietary thiouracil.
Effect of iodine intake on thyroid iodine distribution and thyroid weight of rats treated with thiouracil and other goitrogens.