BENZENE

n. a chemical compound which is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons. It is formulated with the properties of being colorless yet volatile and flammable. When chronically inhaled as a volatile solvent, this substance has the potential to cause kidney failure and death. See inhalant- also inhalant abuse or inhalant dependence.

BENZENE: "Healthwise, benzene is a potentially-harmful substance derived from petroleum and found in either motor fuel or crude oil."
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