beta-naphthylamine

beta-naphthylamine

[-nafthil′əmēn]
an aromatic amine used in aniline dyes and linked to the development of bladder cancer in humans.
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An epidemiologic study cannot establish causality, but it appears likely that these findings stem from two trends that occurred during the same time frame: The prevalence of smoking has increased among women, and the composition of cigarette smoke has changed, with higher concentrations of tobacco-specific ni-trosamines and of beta-naphthylamine, a known bladder carcinogen.
Experimental production of bladder tumors in dogs by administration of beta-naphthylamine.