Medical Definition of acetohydroxamic acid
: a synthetic compound C2H5NO2 taken orally as a tablet to reduce ammonia levels in the urine in the treatment of urinary tract infections and associated kidney stones
Note: Acetohydroxamic acid acts by inhibiting urease, an enzyme produced by bacteria which catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors