benzonatate

Type: Term Pronunciation: ben-zō′nă-tāt Definitions: 1. An antitussive agent related chemically to tetracaine; thought to act by depressing mechanoreceptors in the lungs.
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benzonatate

Nonaethyleneglycol monomethyl ether p-n-butylaminobenzoate;an antitussive agent related chemically to tetracaine; thought to act by depressing mechanoreceptors in the lungs. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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benzonatate

(ben-zo´nә-tāt) an antitussive that depresses cough without affecting respiration, by anesthetizing stretch receptors in the respiratory passages, lungs, and pleura. It is administered orally in capsule or tablet form, but should not be chewed or dissolved in the mouth because the local anesthetic action may ...
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Benzonatate

Benzonatate is a non-narcotic oral cough suppressant, or antitussive, with effects that last from 6 to 8 hours. Its formal name is 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaoctacosan-28-yl ``para``-butylaminobenzoate. Since it is not an opioid, benzonatate is not prone to abuse like some other cough medications such as codeine. Benzonatate was approved b...
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