American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crystalline para form of aminobenzoic acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, formerly used in sunscreens.
- n. a metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells; used to make dyes and drugs and sun blockers
- p(ara)-a(mino)b(enzoic) a(cid). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Pine Avenue Business Association, known as PABA, broke into pieces last year when members who had purchased health insurance through the group found out their premiums had not been paid.”
“Again, PABA banned a specific and rare method chosen for the good of the woman and used almost solely in uncommon, often serious second-trimester abortions.”
“She'd made sure that the children were slathered in PABA-free 70 before she looked after her own flesh.”
“Important note: if you have sensitive skin, avoid sunscreens with PABA, a common ingredient that can cause irritation; instead try a formulation with titanium dioxide (a non-irritating, non-chemical compound).”
“Wear lots of sunscreen, preferably one without parabens and PABA.”
“Raw Adrenal Concentrate (bovine) 80 mg para-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 25 mg”
“Now pampered pets can enjoy the spray-on formula's luxurious jojoba, eucalyptus and tea-tree oils and the same PABA-free ingredients found in human sunscreens.”
“The friendly yeast are normally kept in check by the bacteria in your digestive system producing lactic acid and other chemicals some of which are vitamins your body needs, Thiamin, Vitamin K, PABA, Biotin, Choline, Inositol, and the bacteria even eat the yeast.”
“There was some speculation that a chemical with a similar structure to PABA might be a carcinogen.”
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