benzyl benzoate

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the hydrocarbon radical, C7H7 or C6H5CH2-, found in benzyl alcohol and various other compounds.
benzyl benzoate one of the active substances in peruvian and tolu balsams, and produced synthetically; applied topically as a scabicide.
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·zyl ben·zo·ate

an agent that reduces the contractility of smooth muscular tissue, possessing marked antispasmodic properties; used now as a pediculicide and scabicide.
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benzyl benzoate

An oily liquid used as a lotion for the treatment of SCABIES. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Ascabiol.
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eugenol (99%), citronellal (98%), linalool (97%), lina-lyl acetate (98%), citral (97%) and benzyl benzoate (98%) were procured from Ottokemi Pvt.
Effect of application of benzyl benzoate on house dust mite allergen levels.
Treatment of scabies with permethrin versus lindane and benzyl benzoate. Acta Derm Venereol (Stockh) 69: 348-51.
Elgart ML, Cost benefit analysis of ivermectin, permethrin and benzyl benzoate in the management of infantile and childhood scabies.
The animals were also administered chlorphenramine maleate 0.2-0.4 ml/per rabbit i/m once daily for 5-7 days and Benzyl benzoate lotion topically.
Comparison of ivermectin and benzyl benzoate for treatment of scabies.
It consists, by weight, of 0.5-2.5% of a map odor counteractant selected from amyl cinnamaldehyde, benzophenone, benzyl benzoate, benzyl isoeugenol, benzyl phenyl acetate, benzyl salicylate, butyl cinnamate, cinnamyl butyrate, cinnamyl isovalerate, cinnamyl propionate, decyl acetate, ethyl myristate, isobutyl cinnamate, isoamyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, phenethyl phenyl acetate, triethyl citrate, tripropylene glycol n-butyl ether and combinations thereof; approximately 95% of at least one of an alkali metal inorganic salt and an alkaline-earth metal inorganic salt; 0.5-5% by weight aluminosilicate; and an odor masking agent.
Various treatment options include the use of topical agents like sulphur, benzyl benzoate, malathion, crotamiton, monosulfiram, and lindane.3,4
Other clinicians suggest toxic benzyl benzoate solutions to rid dust mite populations and, to a lesser degree, neutralize the accumulated allergens.