disulfiram

/duy'sul fear"euhm/, n. Pharm.
a cream-colored, water-insoluble solid, C10H20N2S4, used chiefly in the treatment of chronic alcoholism, producing highly unpleasant symptoms when alcohol is taken following its administration. Also called tetraethylthiuram disulfide.
[1950-55; DISULFI(DE) + (thiu)ram; see THIO-, UREA, AMYL]

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