acetohydroxamic acid

noun
ace·​to·​hy·​drox·​am·​ic acid | \ ˌa-sə-tō-ˌhī-ˌdräk-ˌsa-mik-, ə-ˌsē-tō- How to pronounce acetohydroxamic acid (audio) \

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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“Acetohydroxamic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acetohydroxamic%20acid. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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