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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A steroid derivative, C24H32O4S, that blocks the action of aldosterone, used as a diuretic primarily in the treatment of hypertension.

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  • n. A particular diuretic and antiandrogen.

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  • n. a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension

Etymologies

Alteration of spirolactone : Latin spīra, coil; see spiral + lactone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A doctor may prescribe a low-dose antibiotic or a medication called spironolactone or Aldactone, which has antitestosterone properties that reduce oil production in the skin.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • An old drug called spironolactone and a newer one called eplerenone can lower mortality for patients with severe heart failure, but they can also cause dangerous elevations in potassium levels.

    BEST TREATMENTS: MANAGING HEART FAILURE

  • For acne or excess hair growth, a water pill (diuretic) called spironolactone may be prescribed to help reverse these problems.

    Arab Times Kuwait News

  • A government-funded study is testing whether spironolactone, which is a type of drug known as an aldosterone antagonist, can reduce the death rate among these patients; the trial is expected to be completed in about 2012. peter. loftus@dowjones.com

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Antiandrogen treatment with drugs such as spironolactone and flutamide is effective in some patients, but is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

  • While female-pattern hair loss caused by a hormonal imbalance can be treated with prescription medications such as spironolactone or oral contraceptives, it is important that women see their dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

    Medindia Health News

  • That leaves spironolactone as perhaps the only option for lowering testosterone after cancer.

    Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia - Something to Consider

  • Sometimes, diuretics like spironolactone are used to treat fluid retention.

    Eliminate Suffering From PMS In 5 Simple Steps

  • Besides tapping the abdomen the patient gets...spironolactone!

    Ah Spit

  • See also board certification spironolactone spouse and advance directives as advocate at appointments with doctors and health history/profile and surgery

    YOU The Smart Patient

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