Meaning of ethacrynic acid

eth'a•cryn'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: (eth'u-krin'ik, eth"-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a whitish crystalline powder, CHClO, 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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