ethacrynic acid

[ eth-uh-krin-ik, eth- ]
/ ˈɛθ əˈkrɪn ɪk, ˌɛθ- /

noun Pharmacology.

a whitish crystalline powder, C13H12Cl2O4, 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.

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Origin of ethacrynic acid

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

Words nearby ethacrynic acid

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Medical definitions for ethacrynic acid

ethacrynic acid
[ ĕth′ə-krĭnĭk ]

n.

A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.
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