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phenmethylol --> benzyl alcohol

(Science: chemical) A colourless liquid with a sharp burning taste and slight odour. It is used as a local anaesthetic and to reduce pain associated with lidocaine injection. Also, it is used in the manufacture of other benzyl compounds, as a pharmaceutic aid, and in perfumery and flavoring.

Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, local, pharmaceutic aid.