An antithyroid compound of the thioamide group, with the same actions and uses as thiouracil. Several derivatives of t. are useful in the treatment of leprosy. SYN: thiocarbamide.

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thio·urea -yu̇-'rē-ə n a colorless bitter crystalline compound CS(NH2)2 analogous to and resembling urea that is used esp. as a reagent and in medicine as an antithyroid drug called also thiocarbamide

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thio·urea (thi″o-u-reґə) urea in which the oxygen is replaced by sulfur; used as a photographic fixing agent, as an accelerator in vulcanization, and for other purposes. It was formerly used to treat hyperthyroidism but was withdrawn because it is carcinogenic and is a contact allergen. Called also thiocarbamide.

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