Definition of Benzocaine

1. Noun. A white crystalline ester used as a local anesthetic.




Definition of Benzocaine

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever. ¹

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Definition of Benzocaine

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Medical Definition of Benzocaine

1. 4-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester. A surface anaesthetic that acts by preventing transmission of impulses along nerve fibres and at nerve endings. It is comparatively non-irritating and has low systemic toxicity. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, local. Chemical name: Benzoic acid, 4-amino-, ethyl ester (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benzocaine

benzisoxazole
benzisoxazoles
benznidazole
benzo
benzo(a)pyrene
benzo-
benzoapyrene
benzoapyrenes
benzoate
benzoate coenzyme A ligase
benzoate of soda
benzoate synthase
benzoated
benzoates
benzobarbital
benzocaine (current term)
benzocaines
benzoctamine
benzocyclic
benzocycloheptene
benzocycloheptenes
benzodiazepine
benzodiazepines
benzodioxol
benzodioxole
benzodithiophene
benzoflavones
benzofluorene
benzofuran
benzofurans

Literary usage of Benzocaine

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 300-499, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... benzocaine, ... (e) After May 16, 1994, any such OTC drug product that contains benzocaine, ..."

2. Proposed National Strategies For The Prevention Of Leading Work-related (1988)
"... that many of these preparations contain common contact allergens (eg, neomycin, benzocaine) to which injured workers occasionally become sensitized. ..."

3. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1994 (1994)
"... that many of these preparations contain common contact allergens (eg, neomycin, benzocaine) to which injured workers occasionally become sensitized. ..."

4. Cocaine & Federal Sentencing Policy by Richard P. Conaboy (1997)
"... local anesthetics (eg, benzocaine), other drugs, or other inert substances.23 Consequently, the purity level of powder cocaine may vary considerably. ..."

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