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ethacrynic acid

[eth-uh-krin-ik, eth-] /ˈɛθ əˈkrɪn ɪk, ˌɛθ-/
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 of ethacrynic acid
1960-65; apparently (m)eth(ylene) + ac(etic) + (buty)ry(l) + (phe)n(oxy) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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ethacrynic acid in Medicine

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

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