pyrocatechol

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py·ro·cat·e·chol

(pī'rō-kat'ĕ-kol),
A constituent of the catecholamines, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and dopa; used externally as an antiseptic.
Synonym(s): catechol (1) , pyrocatechin

pyrocatechol

/py·ro·cat·e·chol/ (pi″ro-kat´ĕ-kol) a compound comprising the aromatic portion in the synthesis of endogenous catecholamines; it has been used as a topical antiseptic and as a reagent.

pyrocatechol

a metabolite of tannic acid used as a topical antiseptic. Prepared synthetically or extracted from powdered catechu. Called also catechol.