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Acetohydroxamic acid

Acetohydroxamic acid
Systematic (IUPAC) name
ethanehydroxamic acid
CAS number 546-88-3
ATC code G04BX03
PubChem 1990
DrugBank APRD00774
Chemical data
Formula C2H5NO2 
Mol. mass 75.0666 g/mol
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Therapeutic considerations
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Acetohydroxamic acid (also known as AHA or Lithostat) is a drug that is a potent and irreversible inhibitor of bacterial and plant urease usually used for urinary tract infections. The molecule is similar to urea but is not hydrolyzable by the urease enzyme (Fishbein and Carbone, 1965).


References J Biol Chem. 1965 Jun;240:2407-14. W. Fishbein and P. Carbone

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