Definition of methimazole in English:

methimazole

Pronunciation /mɪˈθɪməzəʊl/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An imidazole derivative that interferes with the synthesis of thyroid hormone and is given orally in the treatment of hyperthyroidism; 1-methylimidazole-2-thiol, C₃ H₂ N₂ (CH₃)(SH).

    International Nonproprietary Name (1996): thiamazole.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Journal of the Medical Sciences. From meth- + im- and -azole.