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probenecid

probenecid

noun pro·ben·e·cid \prō-ˈbe-nə-səd\

Definition of PROBENECID

:  a drug C13H19NO4S that acts on renal tubular function and is used to increase the concentration of some drugs (as penicillin) in the blood by inhibiting their excretion and to increase the excretion of urates in gout

Origin of PROBENECID

irregular from propyl + benzoic acid
First Known Use: 1950

probenecid

noun pro·ben·e·cid \prō-ˈben-ə-səd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROBENECID

:  a drug C13H19NO4S that acts on renal tubular function and is used to increase the concentration of some drugs (as penicillin) in the blood by inhibiting their excretion and to increase the excretion of urates in gout

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