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

  • n. A white to yellow crystalline powder, C12H11ClN2O5S, used as a diuretic.

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  • n. A diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. Best known under the trade name Lasix.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema


fur(fural) + s(ulf)- + -emide (alteration of amide).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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