probenecid

noun pro·ben·e·cid \ prō-ˈbe-nə-səd \
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of probenecid

irregular from propyl + benzoic acid


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probenecid

noun pro·ben·e·cid \ prō-ˈben-ə-səd \

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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