benzethonium chloride

benzethonium chloride

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ben·ze·tho·ni·um chlo·ride (ben″zə-thoґne-əm) [USP] a synthetic quaternary ammonium compound with detergent, emulsifying, antibacterial (gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria), some antiviral, and some antifungal activity; applied topically to skin, mucous membranes, and wounds as an antiseptic, and used as a preservative in pharmaceutical preparations and cosmetics. It is also used to control algal growth in swimming pools.

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