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benzoin

 [ben´zo-in, ben-zo´in]
1. a balsamic resin from Styrax benzoin and other Styrax species, used primarily as a topical skin protectant and antiseptic. It also acts as an expectorant and thus is sometimes used in steam inhalations in treating respiratory disorders.
2. a highly toxic compound prepared from benzaldehyde and cyanide, used in organic synthesis.

ben·zo·in

(ben'zō-in, ben'zoyn),
A balsamic resin obtained from Styrax benzoin (family Styracaceae), used as a stimulant expectorant, but usually by inhalation in laryngitis and bronchitis; it retards rancidification of fats and is used for this purpose in the official benzoinated lard.
[It. benzoino, fr. Ar. lubān jāwīy, Javan incense]

benzoin

(bĕn′zō-ĭn, -zoin′)
n.
1. A balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Styrax and used in perfumery and medicine. Also called benjamin, gum benjamin, gum benzoin.
2. A white or yellowish crystalline compound, C14H12O2, derived from benzaldehyde.

ben·zo·in

(ben'zō-in)
A resin from the tree Styrax benzoin; alleged efficacy in treating URI, in antisepsis, and in wound healing; use as a healing agent confirmed in dental procedures; severe adverse effects (e.g., hemorrhage) have been reported.
Synonym(s): Benjamin tree.
[It. benzoino, fr. Ar. lubān jāwīy, Javan incense]

benzoin (benˑ·z·wn),

n Latin name:
Styrax benzoin, Styrax paralleloneurus, Styrax tonkinesis; parts used: resin; uses: antiseptic, wound healing, expectorant, bronchial conditions; precautions: may cause rash, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage upon ingestion. Also called
Benjamin tree, benzoe, benzoin tree, gum benjamin, Siam benzoin, or
Sumatra benzoin.

ben·zo·in

(ben'zō-in)
Balsamic resin used as a stimulant expectorant, but more usually by inhalation in laryngitis and bronchitis.
[It. benzoino, fr. Ar. lubān jāwīy, Javan incense]

benzoin

a balsamic resin from Styrax benzoin and other Styrax species, used chiefly as a topical protectant and antiseptic. Benzoin acts as an expectorant and thus is sometimes used in steam inhalations in treating respiratory disorders.
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