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hy·dro·chlo·ro·thi·a·zide -.klōr-ə-'thī-ə-.zīd, -.klȯr- n a diuretic and antihypertensive drug C7H8ClN3O4S2 abbr. HCTZ see DYAZIDE, HYDRODIURIL, hyzaar, ORETIC

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a thiazide diuretic used to treat fluid retention (oedema) and high blood pressure. It is administered by mouth, and side-effects can include digestive upsets, skin reactions, and dizziness.

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hy·dro·chlo·ro·thi·a·zide (hi″dro-klor″o-thiґə-zīd) [USP] a thiazide diuretic, used for treatment of hypertension and edema; administered orally. It is often used in combination with a potassium-sparing diuretic.

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