a substance, c 5 h 4 n 4 o, used primarily in the treatment of chronic gout to decrease the synthesis of uric acid.
a synthetic drug that reduces blood concentrations of uric acid and is administered orally in the treatment of gout. formula: c5h4n4o

allopurinol al·lo·pu·ri·nol (āl’ō-pyur’ə-nôl’, -nōl’)
a drug that inhibits the synthesis of uric acid and is used to treat gout and other hyperuricemic conditions.

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