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di·sul·fi·ram

 (dī-sŭl′fə-răm′)
n.
A drug used in the treatment of alcoholism that interferes with the metabolic degradation of alcohol, producing an unpleasant reaction when even a small quantity of alcohol is consumed.

[disulfi(de) + (thiu)ram, one of its constituents (thi(o)- + ur(ea) + am(ide)).]
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disulfiram

(ˌdaɪsʌlˈfɪərəm)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug used in the treatment of alcoholism that acts by inducing nausea and other unpleasant effects following ingestion of alcohol
[C20: from tetraethylthiuram disulfide]
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Noun1.disulfiram - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholismdisulfiram - a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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disulfiram

n disulfiram m
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