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Medical Term:

carbonate dehydratase inhibitor


an agent, usually chemically related to the sulfonamides, that inhibits the activity of carbonate dehydratase, producing a general decrease in the formation of H2CO3 in the tissues.

Synonym(s): carbonic anhydrase inhibitor

See Also: acetazolamide

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