ethacrynic acid

ethacrynic acid

ethacrynic acid [eth-uh-krin-ik, eth-] Word Origin 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.

Origin of ethacrynic acid 1960–65; apparently (m)eth(ylene) + ac(etic) + (buty)ry(l) + (phe)n(oxy) + -ic ethacrynic acid in Medicine ethacrynic acid [ĕth′ə-krĭn′ĭk] n.

  1. A diuretic compound used in the treatment of severe edema.

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