PABA


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

PA·BA

 (pä′bə)
n.
A crystalline para form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, sometimes used in sunscreens.

[p(ara)-a(mino)b(enzoic) a(cid).]

PABA

(ˈpɑːbə)
n acronym for
(Elements & Compounds) para-aminobenzoic acid

PABA

(ˈpɑ bə)

n.
para-aminobenzoic acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.PABA - a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers
sun blocker, sunblock, sunscreen - a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Translations

PABA

V. paraaminobenzoic acid.
References in periodicals archive ?
One hour prior to exposure a PABA based suncreen, SPF 8, was applied to the total body surface of four of the volunteers.
Its principal ingredients, the vitamin PABA (paraaminobenzoic acid) and the metabolite DEAE (diethylaminoethanol), are eliminated from the body when not needed.
SENSITIVE Nix sunscreens that contain PABA and instead go for formulas that are hgpoallersenic or labeled for sensitive skin.
All three products have a sheer finish, and they are water resistant, fragrance free, PABA free, noncomedogenic, and suitable for sensitive skin.
En cok neden olanlar basta PABA olmak uzere PABA turevleri, benzofenon (%1-2), sinnamatlar ve metoksidibenzoilmetandir.
Sulfamethoxazole is a structural analog of para-amino benzoic acid (PABA), which is the substrate for one of the reactions in the pathway, and competes with PABA for the active site of the enzyme which catalyzes the reaction.
Rolling the bottle back and forth in her hands, like a safe cracker, she looked up and uttered "It was probably the PABA.
The new, improved method will be extended to synthesize other derivatives of PABA that could be optically active.
PABA Mexican government agency reportedly accepted the MXN2.
It is free of oxybenzone, PABA and padimate O to reduce the allergenic potential and is recommended by Irish dermatologists.
PPD can also sensitize patients to other allergens, inducing hypersensitivity to natural rubber latex, azo dyes, thiurams, PABA sunscreen, para-aminosalicylic acid, and benzocaine (9-11).