Meaning of acetazolamide in English:

acetazolamide

noun

(also acetazoleamide)
Pharmacology
  • A drug that inhibits the enzyme carbonic anhydrase, used in the treatment of glaucoma and epilepsy and as a diuretic (now especially in the prevention of acute mountain sickness).

    Chemical name: 5-acetamido-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-sulfonamide, C₄H₆N₄O₃S₂.

Pronunciation

acetazolamide

/əˌsiːtəˈzɒləmʌɪd/ /əˌsɛtəˈzɒləmʌɪd/ /əˌsiːtəˈzəʊləmʌɪd/

Origin

1950s. From aceto- + azole [noun] + amide.