benzocaine

benzocaine
The ethyl ester of p-aminobenzoic acid; a topical anesthetic agent. SYN: ethyl aminobenzoate.

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ben·zo·caine 'ben-zə-.kān n a white crystalline ester C9H11NO2 used as a local anesthetic called also ethyl aminobenzoate

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n.
a local anaesthetic used in the form of an ointment, suppository, or aerosol to relieve painful conditions of the skin and mucous membranes. Virtually non-toxic, it can also be taken by mouth in the form of lozenges to treat such conditions as lacerations of the mouth or tongue and gastric ulcers.

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ben·zo·caine (benґzo-kān) [USP] a local anesthetic, applied topically to the skin and mucous membranes; it is also used to suppress the gag reflex in dental procedures, endoscopy, and intubation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • benzocaine — [ben′zō kān΄, ben′zəkān΄] n. [ BENZO + (CO)CAINE] a white, crystalline, odorless powder, C6H4NH2COOC2H5, used in ointments as a local anesthetic and for protection against sunburn; ethyl para aminobenzoate …   English World dictionary

  • benzocaine — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary benz + caine Date: 1922 a white crystalline ester C9H11NO2 used as a local anesthetic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Benzocaine — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Benzocain Andere Namen 4 Aminoben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • benzocaine — /ben zoh kayn /, n. Pharm. ethyl aminobenzoate; a white, crystalline powder, C9H11NO2, used as a local anesthetic, usually in ointment form. [1920 25; BENZO + (CO)CAINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • benzocaine — noun A local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever …   Wiktionary

  • benzocaine — n. substance used as a local anesthetic …   English contemporary dictionary

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