acetazolamide

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Chemical structure of acetazolamide
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Etymology[edit]

Blend of acetamide +‎ azole.

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˌsiː.təˈzɒl.əm.ʌɪd/, /əˌsɛt.əˈzɒl.əm.ʌɪd/, /əˌsiː.təˈzəʊ.ləm.ʌɪd/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌæs.ət.əˈzoʊ.ləˌmaɪd/, /ˌæs.ət.əˈzɑl.əˌmaɪd/, /ˌæs.ət.əˈzoʊ.ləm.ɪd/, /ˌæs.ət.əˈzɑl.əm.ɪd/
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Noun[edit]

acetazolamide (countable and uncountable, plural acetazolamides)

  1. (pharmacology) A drug that inhibits the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, used in the treatment of glaucoma and epilepsy and as a diuretic (now especially in the prevention of acute mountain sickness).
    Synonyms: Acetazolam, apoacetazolamide, Dazamide, Diamox, Storzolamide
    Hypernyms: antiglaucoma agent, anticonvulsant, diuretic

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