ethacrynic acid

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eth·​a·​cryn·​ic acid | \ ˌe-thə-ˈkri-nik- How to pronounce ethacrynic acid (audio) \

Definition of ethacrynic acid

: a potent synthetic diuretic C13H12Cl2O4 used especially in the treatment of edema

First Known Use of ethacrynic acid

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethacrynic acid

probably from eth- + acrylic + phen- + acetic acid

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“Ethacrynic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethacrynic%20acid. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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ethacrynic acid

noun
eth·​a·​cryn·​ic acid | \ ˌeth-ə-ˌkrin-ik- How to pronounce ethacrynic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethacrynic acid

: a potent synthetic diuretic C13H12Cl2O4 used especially in the treatment of edema

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