ethacrynic acid

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noun eth·a·cryn·ic acid \ˌe-thə-ˈkri-nik-\

Definition of ethacrynic acid

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

Origin and Etymology of ethacrynic acid

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


First Known Use: 1963


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ethacrynic acid

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noun eth·a·cryn·ic acid \ˌeth-ə-ˌkrin-ik-\

Medical Definition of ethacrynic acid

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


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