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acetohydroxamic acid

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

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.

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