ethacrynic acid

ethacrynic acid

[eth-uh-krin-ik, eth-]
noun Pharmacology.
a whitish crystalline powder, C 13 H 12 Cl 2 O 4 , that is a potent diuretic used in the treatment of acute pulmonary edema and other edemas associated with such diseases as congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease.

Origin:
1960–65; apparently (m)eth(ylene) + ac(etic) + (buty)ry(l) + (phe)n(oxy) + -ic

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ethacrynic acid eth·a·cryn·ic acid (ěth'ə-krĭn'ĭk)
n.
A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.

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