Definition of acetazolamide in English:

acetazolamide

(also acetazoleamide)

noun

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).

Origin

1950s. From aceto- + azole + amide.

Pronunciation:

acetazolamide

/əˌsiːtəˈzɒləmʌɪd//əˌsiːtəˈzəʊləmʌɪd//əˌsɛtəˈzɒləmʌɪd/