Definition of thiazide in English:

thiazide

noun

Medicine
  • Any of a class of sulphur-containing drugs that increase the excretion of sodium and chloride and are used as diuretics and to assist in lowering the blood pressure.

    as modifier ‘thiazide diuretics’
    • ‘A diuretic drug such as thiazide, and a very low salt diet, can help to reduce the amount of urine being made by up to half.’
    • ‘If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, taking a thiazide diuretic plus an ACE inhibitor can decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke.’
    • ‘Diuretic drugs such as furosemide or the thiazides should not be used because they deplete sodium from the body.’
    • ‘Initial combination therapy should consist of a thiazide diuretic (in most cases) in combination with an ACE inhibitor or beta blocker.’
    • ‘Combinations of several drugs will be required for most patients, and such an antihypertensive treatment cocktail should include a thiazide diuretic.’

Origin

1950s: from elements of thio- + azine + oxide.

Pronunciation

thiazide

/ˈθʌɪəzʌɪd/