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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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Sagent Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SGNT), a company that provides a portfolio of injectable products, has introduced Chlorothiazide Sodium for Injection, USP, a diuretic/antihypertensive agent, in a 500 mg preservative-free, single-dose vial, it was reported yesterday.
has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market chlorothiazide sodium for injection, USE therapeutically equivalent to Diuril (Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Inc.).
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 28, 2015-Sagent Pharmaceuticals unveils Chlorothiazide Sodium for Injection, USP in patients with edema