probenecid

noun
pro·​ben·​e·​cid | \ prō-ˈbe-nə-səd How to pronounce probenecid (audio) \

Definition of probenecid

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

Examples of probenecid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roberts was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for probenecid from a test in March 2017. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Olympian Gil Roberts' 'Passionate Kissing' Defense Works To Avoid Drug Suspension," 25 Jan. 2018 His defense: His girlfriend, suffering from a sinus infection, obtained an out-of-production antibiotic in rural India that contained probenecid. Mark Zeigler, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Russian acquittal is the latest blow in a losing war on drugs in sport," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of probenecid

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for probenecid

irregular from propyl + benzoic acid

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“Probenecid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probenecid. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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probenecid

noun
pro·​ben·​e·​cid | \ prō-ˈben-ə-səd How to pronounce probenecid (audio) \

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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