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(Science: chemical) The prototypical uricosuric agent. It inhibits the renal excretion of organic anions and reduces tubular reabsorption of urate. Probenecid has also been used to treat patients with renal impairment, and, because it reduces the renal tubular excretion of other drugs, has been used as an adjunct to antibacterial therapy.

Pharmacological action: renal agents, uricosuric agents.

Chemical name: benzoic acid, 4-((dipropylamino)sulfonyl)-