Probenecid meaning

prō-bĕn'ĭ-sĭd
A uricosuric drug, C13 H19 NO4 S, derived from benzoic acid and used chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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A white, crystalline drug, C13H19NO4S, that influences the ability of the kidney to separate various compounds from the blood, used to increase the urinary excretion of uric acid in cases of gout and to decrease the urinary excretion of various medicines, esp. penicillin.
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A uricosuric drug, C13 H19 NO4 S, derived from benzoic acid and used chiefly in the treatment of gout.
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A particular pharmaceutical drug used to treat hyperuricemia.
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Origin of probenecid

  • pro(pyl) ben(zoic) (a)cid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition