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p-aminobenzoic acid
medical dictionary

A factor in the vitamin B complex, a part of all folic acids and required for its formation; neutralises the bacteriostatic effects of the sulfonamides since it furnishes an essential growth factor for bacteria, the utilization with which the sulfonamides interfere; used as an ultraviolet screen in lotions and creams.

Synonyms: paraaminobenzoic acid, vitamin Bx.

Acronym: PABA

(05 Mar 2000)

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