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Pronunciation: klor'o-thi'a-zid

Definition: An orally effective diuretic inhibiting renal tubular reabsorption of sodium; used to treat edema due to congestive heart failure, liver disease, pregnancy, premenstrual tension, and drugs, and as adjunct drugs to manage hypertension.

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