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A benzothiadiazine derivate with antihypertensive and hyperglycemic activities. Diazoxide increases membrane permeability to potassium ions in vascular smooth muscle, thereby stabilizing the membrane action potential and preventing vascular smooth muscle contraction; this results in peripheral vasodilatation and decreases in peripheral vascular resistance. This agent also inhibits insulin release by interacting with ATP-sensitive potassium channels of pancreatic islet beta-cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Proglycem|
|Chemical structure:||3-methyl-7-chloro-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine 1,1-dioxide|