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Ethyl aminobenzoate

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Ethyl aminobenzoate --> benzocaine

(Science: chemical) 4-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester. A surface anaesthetic that acts by preventing transmission of impulses along nerve fibres and at nerve endings. It is comparatively non-irritating and has low systemic toxicity.

Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, local.

chemical name: benzoic acid, 4-amino-, ethyl ester