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Meaning of gentisic acid

gen•tis'ic ac'id

Pronunciation: ( jen-tis'ik, -tiz'-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
  1. a crystalline, water-soluble compound, CHO, used chiefly in the form of its sodium salt as an analgesic and diaphoretic.
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