Origin of probenecid

First recorded in 1945–50; pro(pyl) + ben(zen)e + (a)cid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

probenecid in Medicine


  1. A uricosuric drug derived from benzoic acid and used chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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