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allopurinol

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noun al·lo·pu·ri·nol \ˌa-lō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Definition of allopurinol

  1. :  a drug C5H4N4O used to promote excretion of uric acid



Origin and Etymology of allopurinol

all- + purine + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1964


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allopurinol

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noun al·lo·pu·ri·nol \ˌal-ō-ˈpyu̇r-ə-ˌnȯl, -ˌnōl\

Medical Definition of allopurinol

  1. :  a drug C3H4N4O used to promote excretion of uric acid especially in the treatment of gout




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