Propylthiouracil

Propylthiouracil (PTU) or 6-n-Propylthiouracil (PROP) is a thioamide drug used to treat hyperthyroidism (including Graves` disease) by decreasing the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Its notable side effects include a risk of agranulocytosis. On 3 June 2009, the FDA published an alert "notifying healthcare professionals o..
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propylthiouracil

[n] - a crystalline compound used as an antithyroid drug in the treatment of goiter
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propylthiouracil

<drug> A drug that blocks the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. ... Propylthiouracil is used to treat hyperthyroidism, to reduce the excessive thyroid activity before surgery and to treat and maintain patients not having surgery. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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propylthiouracil

noun a crystalline compound used as an antithyroid drug in the treatment of goiter
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propylthiouracil

(pro″pәl-thi″o-u´rә-sil) a thyroid inhibitor used to treat hyperthyroidism; administered orally.
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propylthiouracil

(from the article `hyperthyroidism`) ...drug, radioactive iodine, or surgery (thyroidectomy). There are three widely used antithyroid drugs—methimazole, carbimazole (which is rapidly ...
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Propylthiouracil

A drug that is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. The medication inhibits the production of thyroid hormones. Intrauterine exposure to the drug may cause hypothyroidism and goiter in the infant.
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propylthiouracil

(PTU) Type: Term Pronunciation: prō′pil-thī′ō-yū′ră-sil Definitions: 1. An antithyroid agent that inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones; used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism; a goitrogen.
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