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acetohydroxamic acid

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noun ace·to·hy·drox·am·ic acid \ˌa-sə-tō-ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˌsa-mik-, ə-ˌsē-tō-\

Medical Definition of acetohydroxamic acid

  1. :  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 Acetohydroxamic acid acts by inhibiting urease, an enzyme produced by bacteria which catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide.


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