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ethacrynic acid

[eth-uh-krin-ik, eth-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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
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ethacrynic acid

(ĕth′ə-krĭnĭk)
n.
  1. A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.
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