Definition of para-aminobenzoic acid in English:

para-aminobenzoic acid

Line breaks: para-aminoben¦zoic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌparəəˌmiːnəʊbɛnˈzəʊɪk
, -əˈmʌɪnəʊ-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A crystalline acid which is widely distributed in plant and animal tissue, and has been used to treat rickettsial infections.
    • Chemical formula: NH2C6H4COOH
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    • Cyclodextrin can act as an efficient inhibitor of the photosensitized dimerization of thymine by para-aminobenzoic acid in aqueous solution.
    • Some supplement manufacturers include herbs like black cohosh or nonessential nutrients like para-aminobenzoic acid in their multivitamins.
    • Folic acid is composed of three primary structures, a hetero-bicyclic pteridine ring, para-aminobenzoic acid, and glutamic acid.

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