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Compound Summary for: CID 1990

acetohydroxamic acid

Also known as: N-Hydroxyacetamide; 546-88-3; Methylhydroxamic acid; Lithostat; Acetic acid, oxime; Acetohydroximic acid; Acetylhydroxamic acid
Molecular Formula: C2H5NO2   Molecular Weight: 75.0666   InChIKey: RRUDCFGSUDOHDG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Acetohydroxamic Acid, a synthetic drug derived from hydroxylamine and ethyl acetate, is similar in structure to urea. In the urine, it acts as an antagonist of the bacterial enzyme urease. Acetohydroxamic Acid has no direct antimicrobial action and does not acidify urine directly. It is used, in addition to antibiotics or medical procedures, to treat chronic urea-splitting urinary infections.   From: DrugBank
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