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a rapid-acting antihypertensive agent without diuretic activity; it has a longer duration of action than other rapid-acting antihypertensives, and is administered intravenously in treatment of malignant hypertension. It also inhibits insulin release and is therefore administered orally to treat hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
diazoxideA vasodilator drug used to treat severe high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION) and HYPOGLYCAEMIA. A brand name is Eudemine.
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