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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


tamsulosin hydrochloride  listen  (tam-SOO-loh-sin HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  A drug used to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. Tamsulosin hydrochloride relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder, which helps the flow of urine. It is a type of alpha blocker. Also called Flomax and tamsulosin.