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An aromatic principle extracted from almonds and peach and apricot seeds; also prepared synthetically. As a urinary antiseptic it has been supplanted by its derivative mandelamine.
[Ger. Mandel, almond]
C8H8O3, a colorless hydroxy acid. Its salt is used to treat urinary tract infections. Synonym: phenylglycolic acid
CAS # 90-64-2
See also: acid
mandelic acidAn antiseptic drug used in sterile solutions for washing out the bladder, especially if a permanent catheter is in use. A brand name is Uro-Tainer.
a keto-acid used as a urinary antiseptic in nephritis, pyelitis and cystitis. It must be excreted in the urinary tract unchanged in order to have a bacteriostatic effect; therefore, a strongly acid urine must be maintained during its administration.