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Glossary: thiazide diuretic, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

thiazide diuretic

(THY-uh-zide DY-yoo-REH-tik)

A type of drug used to treat high blood pressure, edema (extra fluid in the tissues), and other conditions. Thiazide diuretics cause the kidneys to make more urine, which allows the body to get rid of extra fluid and salt.