Definition of furosemide in English:

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Pronunciation: /fyo͝oˈrōsəˌmīd/
(chiefly British also frusemide)


A synthetic compound with a strong diuretic action, used especially in the treatment of edema.
  • Chemical formula: C12H11ClN2O5S.
Example sentences
  • Her symptoms improved after treatment with intravenous furosemide and metoprolol.
  • Chlorothiazide may be given with furosemide to boost its diuretic effects, depending on the patient's fluid retention status.
  • Despite immediate treatment with furosemide and dexamethasone, two full codes, and pacemaker placement, the patient died within four hours postoperatively.


1960s: from fur- (alteration of fur(yl), denoting a radical derived from furan) + -o- + sem- (of unknown origin) + -ide.

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Syllabification: fu·ro·se·mide

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