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benzoyl

 [ben´zo-il]
the acyl radical formed from benzoic acid, C6H5CO-.
benzoyl peroxide a topical antibacterial used in the treatment of acne vulgaris; it also has keratolytic, drying, and skin peeling actions which promote evacuation of comedones.

ben·zo·yl pe·rox·ide

made by the interaction of sodium peroxide and benzoyl chloride; used in oil as an application to ulcers and to burns and scalds, in promoting the polymerization of dental resins, and as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl peroxide

n.
A flammable white granular solid, C14H10O4, used as a bleaching agent for flour and lipids, as a drying agent, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals.

benzoyl peroxide

[benzō′il]
an antibacterial, keratolytic drying agent.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of acne.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not used in the eye, on inflamed skin, or on mucous membranes.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are excessive drying and allergic contact sensitization.

ben·zoyl per·ox·ide

(benzō-il pĕr-oksīd)
Agent made by the interaction of sodium peroxide and benzoyl chloride; used in oil as an application to ulcers and to burns and scalds, in promoting the polymerization of dental resins, and as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl peroxide

A drug used externally to treat ACNE. It acts to peel off surface layers of skin and unblock skin pores. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Acnecide, Benzamycin, Brevoxyl, Panoxyl and Quinoderm.

ben·zoyl per·ox·ide

(benzō-il pĕr-oksīd)
Compound applied to ulcers, burns, and scalds; promotes polymerization of dental resins and used as a keratolytic in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl peroxide,

n 1. a chemical incorporated into the polymer of resins to aid in the initiation of polymerization.
n 2. an antibacterial, keratolytic drying agent prescribed in the treatment of acne.

benzoyl

the acyl radical formed from benzoic acid, C6H5CO−.

benzoyl peroxide
dibenzoyl peroxide, a topical keratolytic with antibacterial and antipruritic properties, used in the treatment of skin diseases.
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5% benzoyl peroxide that dries quickly and fights acne during the day.
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This formula takes a unique approach to treat imperfections with the association of two effective ingredients for the first time: (1) Lipo-Hydroxy-Acid (LHA), a pro-exfoliating molecule designed to micro-exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell renewal and (2) Benzoyl Peroxide to treat acne in an innovative micronized form.
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5% benzoyl peroxide in a 10% urea vehicle once daily for 4 weeks was effective and well-tolerated, results from a large study demonstrated.