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benzoyl peroxide

n.
A flammable white granular solid, C14H10O4, used as a bleaching agent for flour and lipids, as a drying agent, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals.
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ben′zoyl perox′ide


n.
a white, crystalline, explosive solid, C7H5O4, used esp. as a bleach and in the treatment of acne.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benzoyl peroxide - a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
blanching agent, bleaching agent, whitener, bleach - an agent that makes things white or colorless
peroxide - an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
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Translations

benzoyl peroxide

n peróxido de benzoílo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Oberai, "Multicenter study to evaluate efficacy and irritation potential of benzoyl peroxide 4% cream in hydrophase base (Brevoxyl) in acne vulgaris" Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, vol.
Some of the newest and best-known Stiefel brands are Duac topical gel (clindamycin, 1% benzoyl peroxide, 5%) available in the Duac Care System; Evoclin (clindamycin phosphate) foam, 1%; Luxiq (betamethasone valerate) foam, 0.12%; MimyX cream; Olux (clobetasol propionate) foam, 0.05%, and Ohix-E (clobetasol propionate) foam, 0.05%, also available in the Olux/Olux-E complete pack; Soriatane (acitretin) capsules, available in the Soriatane CK convenience kit; Verdeso (desonide) foam, 0.05%; Brevoxyl-4 creamy wash (benzoyl peroxide 4%) and Brevoxyl-8 creamy wash (benzoyl peroxide 8%), packaged in the Brevoxyl acne wash kit; Extina (ketoconazole) foam, 2%; Oilatum cleansing bar; Physiogel cream; Stieprox (ciclopirox olamine) shampoo; Revaleskin skin care products; and Sarna lotion.
Topical preparations that may be helpful include dimethyl sulfoxide (Rimso-50), silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene), benzoyl peroxide (Benzac, Brevoxyl, Desquam, Triaz, ZoDerm), oxyquinoline (Trimo-san Vaginal Jelly), and gentamicin (Garamycin).