Glaucoma vs Acetazolamide - What's the difference?

glaucoma | acetazolamide |


As nouns the difference between glaucoma and acetazolamide

is that glaucoma is (pathology) an eye disease or disorder that is defined as a characteristic optic neuropathy, or disease of the optic nerve, possibly, if untreated, leading to damage of the optic disc of the eye and resultant visual field loss due to lack of communication between the retina and the brain, which can lead to blindness while acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat glaucoma and other conditions.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

glaucoma

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pathology) An eye disease or disorder that is defined as a characteristic optic neuropathy, or disease of the optic nerve, possibly, if untreated, leading to damage of the optic disc of the eye and resultant visual field loss due to lack of communication between the retina and the brain, which can lead to blindness.
  • Derived terms

    * glaucomatous

    acetazolamide

    Noun

    (-)
  • A carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used to treat glaucoma and other conditions.
  • Synonyms

    * Acetazolam * Apo-Acetazolamide * Dazamide * Diamox * Storzolamide

    Hypernyms

    * antiglaucoma agents * anticonvulsants * diuretics

    References

    * Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses