antithyroid drugs


antithyroid drugs
drugs that are used to counteract the excessive production and release of thyroid hormones in thyrotoxic states. The main agents are carbimazole and propylthiouracil.
See also: thionamides

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  • Drug, antithyroid — A drug directed against the thyroid gland. The antithyroid drugs include carbimazole, methimazole, and propylthiouracil (PTU). These drugs are used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland) in order to reduce the excessive… …   Medical dictionary

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