thiouracil
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 a bitter crystalline compound C4H4N2OS that depresses the function of the thyroid gland

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  • thiouracil — [thī΄ōyoor′ə sil] n. [ THIO + URACIL] a white, crystalline, bitter tasting powder, C4H4N2OS, used to reduce thyroid activity, and in treating angina pectoris …   English World dictionary

  • Thiouracil — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Thiouracil Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thiouracil — Chembox new ImageFile=Thiouracil.png ImageSize=120px IUPACName=2 thioxo 1H pyrimidin 4 one OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=141 90 2 PubChem=1269845 SMILES=C1=CNC(=S)NC1=O MeSHName=Thiouracil Section2= Chembox Properties… …   Wikipedia

  • thiouracil — thio·ura·cil .thī ō yu̇r ə .sil n a bitter crystalline compound C4H4N2OS that depresses the function of the thyroid gland * * * thio·ura·cil (thi″o uґrə sil) 1. a thiourea derivative that affects adversely the synthesis of the thyroid… …   Medical dictionary

  • thiouracil — noun depresses the function of the thyroid gland (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑organic compound * * * |thīō+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary thi + uracil : a bitter crystalline compound C4H4N2OS that depresses the function of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thiouracil — /thuy oh yoor euh sil/, n. Pharm. a white, slightly water soluble, bitter, crystalline powder C4H4N2OS, used chiefly in treating hyperthyroidism by reducing the activity of the thyroid gland. [1940 45; THIO + URACIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • thiouracil — noun Any of a class of heterocycles based on 2 thioxo 1H pyrimidin 4 one; the parent compound interferes with the synthesis of thyroxine and is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism …   Wiktionary

  • thiouracil — n. chemical compound used as a medication for treating an overactive thyroid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thiouracil — thio·uracil …   English syllables

  • 4-thiouracil — Uracil with S replacing O in position 4, isomeric with 2 thiouracil; a rare component of transfer RNAs …   Medical dictionary

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