Definition of ethacrynic acid in English:

ethacrynic acid

noun

Medicine
  • A powerful diuretic drug used in the treatment of fluid retention, especially that associated with heart, liver, and kidney disorders.

    • ‘The combination of a loop diuretic (eg, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, or bumetanide) and metolazone is a powerful diuretic combination.’
    • ‘The risk is increased with age or concomitant use of loop-inhibiting diuretics (furosemide, ethacrynic acid).’

Origin

1960s: ethacrynic from elements of the systematic name (see above).

Pronunciation

ethacrynic acid

/eTHəˌkrinik ˈasəd/