Definition of benzocaine in English:

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benzocaine

Pronunciation: /ˈbenzəˌkān/

noun

A white, odorless, crystalline powder used in ointments as a local anesthetic and to protect against sunburn.
  • Chemical formula: NH2C6H4C6H4NH2.
Example sentences
  • Local anaesthetics - for example benzocaine, lignocaine are used in both lozenges and throat sprays.
  • Some women find colposcopy very painful while others hardly notice it, according to a clinical trial testing topical benzocaine and ibuprofen against placebo.
  • Over-the-counter drugs such as carbamide peroxide, benzocaine, menthol, or eucalyptol can lessen the pain.

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Syllabification: ben·zo·caine

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