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thiourea

Pronunciation: thi'o-yu-re'a

Definition: An antithyroid compound of the thioamide group, with the same actions and uses as thiouracil. Several derivatives of thiourea are useful in the treatment of leprosy.

Synonym(s): thiocarbamide

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