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Medical Term:

benzothiadiazides

Pronunciation: ben′zō-thī′ă-dī′ă-zīdz

Definition: A class of diuretics that increases the excretion of sodium and chloride and an accompanying volume of water, independent of alterations in acid-base balance; most of the compounds in this group are analogues of 1,2,4-benzothiadiazine-1,1-dioxide.

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