benzyl alcohol

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benzyl alcohol

[′ben·zəl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5CH2OH An alcohol that melts at 15.3°C, boils at 205.8°C, and is soluble in water and readily soluble in alcohol and ether; valued for the esters it forms with acetic, benzoic, and sebacic acids and used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries. Also known as phenylmethanol.
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Concordia Healthcare, an integrated, specialty healthcare company, has filed a submission with Health Canada for approval to market Ulesfia in Canada, it was reported on Tuesday.
However, malathion is indicated only for patients at least 6 years old, and spinosad is indicated only for those at least 4 years of age, whereas Ulesfia is indicated for children as young as age 6 months.
Two reasonably effective, nonpesticide, nonneurotoxic therapies that kill Pediculosis humanis capitis by asphyxiation are a prescription benzyl alcohol 5% / mineral oil product called Ulesfia lotion (Shionogi Pharma) and an OTC Cetaphil cleanser (Galderma) encasement technique, he said at the seminar: