thiouracil


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thiouracil

[′thī·ō′yu̇r·ə‚sil]
(pharmacology)
C4H4N2OS A bitter-tasting white powder; used as an antithyroid drug that acts by interfering with thyroxine synthesis.
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4]), dithiothreitol (DTT), propyl thiouracil (PTU) were purchased from Sigma Chemical Co.
In 1946, Williams' reported the frequencies of signs and symptoms of thyrotoxic patients in a study of the effectiveness of thiouracil.
Similar thyroid hyperplasia has been observed after treatment of fish with goitrogens such as thiourea and thiouracil that inhibit coupling and formation of iodotyrosines in the thyroid.