Aminobenzoic acid. Definition

Medical Definition: aminobenzoic acid

Nutrient vitamin B complex that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Bacteria that live in the intestines need to survive aminobenzoic acid. Aminobenzoic acid is found in grains and foods of animal origin. It is being studied as a radiosensitizer (substance that makes tumor cells more sensitive to radiation therapy) and for the treatment of certain skin disorders. Also called PABA and PABA.

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