Definition of spironolactone in English:

spironolactone

Line breaks: spir¦ono|lac¦tone
Pronunciation: /ˌspʌɪrənə(ʊ)ˈlaktəʊn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A steroid drug which promotes sodium excretion and is used in the treatment of certain types of oedema and hypertension.
More example sentences
  • For example, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, ARBs, spironolactone and digoxin are probably not necessary in all patients.
  • Pharmacologic agents used have included hydrochlorothiazide, spironolactone, furosemide, propranolol, or hydralazine.
  • We restricted our analyses to loop diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, blockers, spironolactone, and digoxin.

Origin

1960s: from spiro-1 (sense 2) + lactone, with the insertion of -one.

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