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benzamide

A crystal obtained by the action of ammonia on benzoyl chloride. Chemical derivatives of benzamide are used in a wide range of therapeutics including analgesics (e.g., salicylamide), antiemetics (e.g., metoclopramide), antipsychotics (e.g., sultopride) and other agents.

benzamide

(ben-zam′īd″) [ benzoin + amide]
Any of a class of drugs, including domperidone, metoclopramide, and trimethobenzamide, that block dopamine and serotonin receptors and stimulate acetylcholine receptors in smooth muscle. They are principally used to treat nausea and vomiting.