gamma benzene hexachloride


gamma benzene hexachloride
One of the purified isomers of hexachlorobenzene which is used as a scabicide and pediculicide applied topically to the skin in various lotions, creams, and shampoos; GBH can be absorbed through the skin. Resembles DDT in its actions but is less persistent. SYN: hexachlorocyclohexane.

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gamma benzene hexa·chlo·ride -.hek-sə-'klō(ə)r-.īd, -'klȯ(ə)r- n the gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride that comprises the insecticide lindane and is used in medicine esp. as a scabicide and pediculicide in a one-percent cream, lotion, or shampoo called also gamma BHC

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gam·ma ben·zene hex·a·chlo·ride (gamґə benґzēn hek″sə-klorґīd) lindane.

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