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[proh-ben-uh-sid] /proʊˈbɛn ə sɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 1 3 H 1 9 NO 4 S, used chiefly in the treatment of gout.
Origin of probenecid
1945-50; pro(pyl) + ben(zen)e + (a)cid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • probenecid is taken two to three times a day, and sulfinpyrazone begins at twice a day and increases to three or four times daily.
  • Daily use of allopurinol or probenecid decrease uric acid levels in your blood.
probenecid in Medicine

probenecid pro·ben·e·cid (prō-běn'ĭ-sĭd)
A uricosuric drug derived from benzoic acid and used chiefly in the treatment of gout.

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