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.

Words nearby ethacrynic acid

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for ethacrynic acid

ethacrynic acid
[ ĕth′ə-krĭnĭk ]


A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.
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