benzoylecgonine

noun

ben·​zo·​yl·​ec·​go·​nine ˌben-zə-ˌwil-ˈek-gə-ˌnēn, -nən, -zō-ˌil-, -ˌzȯil- How to pronounce benzoylecgonine (audio)
: a metabolite C16H19NO4 of cocaine that is found in the blood and urine
Drug levels were determined from benzoylecgonine, a chemical by-product of cocaine found solely in the urine of users.Seed

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“Benzoylecgonine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/benzoylecgonine. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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