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merbromin

 [mer-bro´min]
a mercurial antiseptic that has been used topically for the disinfection of skin and wounds.

mer·bro·min

(mer-brō'min),
The disodium salt of 2,7-dibromo-4-hydroxymercurifluorescein; an organic mercurial antiseptic compound that also has staining properties similar to those of eosin and phloxine, with strong affinity for cytoplasmic structures; also used histochemically to stain protein-bound sulfhydryl and disulfide groups for bright-field and fluorescence microscopy.
Synonym(s): mercurochrome

merbromin

(mər-brō′mĭn)
n.
A green crystalline organic compound, C20H8Br2HgNa2O6, that forms a red aqueous solution, formerly used as a germicide and antiseptic.
An agent that was once popular as a topical antiseptic. Its perceived effect was based solely on the fact that it turned the skin bright red

mer·bro·min

(mer-brō'min)
Organic mercurial antiseptic compound that also has staining properties similar to those of eosin and phloxine.
Synonym(s): mercurochrome.

merbromin (murbrō´min),

n a mercury-bromine compound used as a germicide for disinfection of the skin, mucous membrane, and wounds. Used in 10% alcoholic solution (Scott-Wilson reagent) in the treatment of moniliasis.

merbromin

organic, hydroxomercury disodium salt; used as a topical antiseptic. Called also mercurochrome, which in some countries is a trademark name.