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A synthetic compound with a strong diuretic action, used especially in the treatment of oedema.
- ‘Despite immediate treatment with furosemide and dexamethasone, two full codes, and pacemaker placement, the patient died within four hours postoperatively.’
- ‘Diuretic drugs such as furosemide or the thiazides should not be used because they deplete sodium from the body.’
- ‘Her symptoms improved after treatment with intravenous furosemide and metoprolol.’
- ‘Chlorothiazide may be given with furosemide to boost its diuretic effects, depending on the patient's fluid retention status.’
- ‘We have registered two products in the UK, one is the antihypertensive drug lisinopril and the other is diuretic frusemide.’
1960s: from fru- (alteration of fur(yl), denoting a radical derived from furan) + sem- (of unknown origin) + -ide.
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