ethacrynic acid

[eth-uh-krin-ik, eth-]

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.

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. 2019

ethacrynic acid in Medicine

ethacrynic acid



A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.
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