Definition of benzocaine in English:


Syllabification: ben·zo·caine
Pronunciation: /ˈbenzəˌkān


  • A white, odorless, crystalline powder used in ointments as a local anesthetic and to protect against sunburn.
    • Chemical formula: NH2C6H4C6H4NH2
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    • 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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