CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS

n. a group of chemical compounds which inhibit the action of carbonic anhydrase as an enzyme. (Trade name: Diamox) Originally used as diuretics, these compounds are now used in the management of glaucoma, epilepsy, and acute mountain sickness.

CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS: "Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can be used to improve electrolyte balance and urine excretion - but with side effects."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors/ (accessed April 24, 2018).
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