furosemide furosemide

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  • The Bulgarian weight- lifting team was withdrawn from Seoul after two of its medalists tested positive for the diuretic furosemide.

News

  • 'Suspicious' death in France after medicine alert

    MARSEILLE/PARIS (Reuters) - French police are investigating the death of a 92-year-old man as "suspicious" after he was given medicine that may have been wrongly labeled as a diuretic drug, a police representative said on Sunday. The man's death on Saturday was two days after France's pharmaceutical watchdog ANSM asked pharmacies to take off the shelves 190,000 boxes of the diuretic furosemide ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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