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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.