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benzoic acid

 [ben-zo´ik]
an antifungal agent used as a pharmaceutical and food preservative and, with salicylic acid, as a topical antifungal agent. The sodium salt, sodium benzoate, is also used as an antifungal agent and may be used as a test for liver function.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id),
Occurring naturally in gum benzoin, it is used as a food preservative, locally as a fungistatic, and orally as an antiseptic. It is excreted rapidly as hippuric acid.

benzoic acid

/ben·zo·ic ac·id/ (ben-zo´ik) a fungistatic compound used as a pharmaceutical and food preservative and, with salicylic acid, as a topical antifungal agent.

benzoic acid

(bĕn-zō′ĭk)
n.
An aromatic white crystalline acid, C7H6O2, used as a food preservative and in dentifrices, germicides, and the manufacturing and processing of dyes.

benzoic acid

[benzō′ik]
a keratolytic agent, usually used with salicylic acid as an ointment in the treatment of athlete's foot and ringworm of the scalp. It has little antifungal action but makes deep infections accessible to more potent preparation. Mild irritation may occur at the site of application.

benzoic acid

A colourless crystalline solid which is the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. It is obtained from benzoin and other balsams by sublimation or decoction. It is used as a food preservative and is a key organic molecule for synthesising drugs and industrial chemicals.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id)
Occurring naturally in gum benzoin, it is used as a food preservative, locally as a fungistatic, and orally as an antiseptic. It is excreted rapidly as hippuric acid.

benzoic acid

A drug used externally, often in combination with SALICYLIC ACID, to assist in the healing of leg ulcers by the removal of superficial dead tissue (sloughs). The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Aserbine.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id)
Natural agent in gum benzoin, used as a food preservative a fungistatic, and oral as an antiseptic.

benzoic acid

an acid from benzoin and other resins and from coal tar, used as an antifungal agent in pharmaceutical preparations and as a germicide. The sodium salt of benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, is used as an antifungal agent in pharmaceutical preparations, and may be used as a test for liver function. It was at one time used as a food preservative although now replaced in pet foods because of its toxicity in cats.
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Therefore the mixture of benzoic acid and MEO (BMEO) resulted in higher growth performance compared to control; retained positive effects of both B300 and MEO30 groups and affected several gut related health parameters.
Although it has been common practice in animal farming to add organic acids to feeds for both their preservative and possible growth promoting effects (Falkowski and Aherne, 1984), literature data on the response of turkey poults to dietary benzoic acid are limited.
It must be noted that the antibacterial activity of benzoic acid may be an effect both of the cation and the organic acid anion.
The reason why, in broiler poultry nutrition, benzoic acid reduces the growth rate when fed at higher than 0.
In the present study, FCR was improved by benzoic acid supplementation in the starter and finisher period.
caeca) benzoic acid and MEOs supplementation increased lactic acid bacteria.
Another finding of our study was that mucosal architecture was influenced by the combination of benzoic acid with essential oil consumption in terms of villus height (Table 4).
The results of the present study suggest that the combination of benzoic acid with essential oil compounds exerted a positive effect on the performance of turkey poults and improved gut integrity and intestinal microbiota.
Influence of benzoic acid and dietary protein level on performance, nitrogen metabolism and urinary pH in growing-finishing pigs.