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Medical Term:

methylbenzethonium chloride

Pronunciation: meth'il-ben-ze-tho'ne-um


A quaternary ammonium compound having a surface action like that of other cationic detergents; generally germicidal and bacteriostatic; used to rinse infant diapers and bed linen in the prevention of ammonia dermatitis.

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