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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012