glutaraldehyde

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glutaraldehyde

 [gloo″tah-ral´dĕ-hīd]
a disinfectant used in aqueous solution for sterilization of heat-sensitive equipment and instruments; it is a broad-spectrum microbicide effective against all vegetative bacteria, fungi, and viruses, is sporicidal, and may be used as a liquid sterilant with an extended exposure time. It is also used as a tissue fixative for light and electron microscopy.

glu·ta·ral·de·hyde

(glū'tă-ral'dĕ-hīd),
A dialdehyde used as a fixative and as a germicidal agent for disinfection and sterilization of instruments or equipment that cannot be heat sterilized.

glutaraldehyde

/glu·ta·ral·de·hyde/ (gloo″tah-ral´dĕ-hīd) a disinfectant used in aqueous solution for sterilization of non-heat–resistant equipment; also used as a tissue fixative for light and electron microscopy.

glutaraldehyde

(glo͞o′tə-răl′də-hīd′)
n.
A water-soluble oily liquid, C5H8O4, containing two aldehyde groups, used in tanning leather and as a fixative for biological tissues.

glutaraldehyde

[glo̅o̅′täral′dəhīd]
a histological fixative and sterilant for medical instruments.

glu·tar·al·de·hyde

(glū'tăr-al'dĕ-hīd)
High-level disinfectant; registered as a sterilant/disinfectant chemical with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

glutaraldehyde

An antiviral drug used in solution for external application to treat warts on the sole of the foot (plantar warts) and elsewhere. A brand name is Glutarol.

glutaraldehyde

; Cidex agent effective against hepatitis B virus; formerly used to disinfect instruments; not recommended as a sterilizing medium in podiatric practice

glu·ta·ral·de·hyde

(glū'tăr-al'dĕ-hīd)
A dialdehyde used as a fixative and germicidal agent for sterilization of instruments that cannot be heat sterilized.

glutaraldehyde (gloo´təral´dəhīd),

n a germicidal agent used for the disinfection and sterilization of instruments or equipment that cannot be heat sterilized. An effective agent used in solution for “cold” sterilization.

glutaraldehyde

a disinfectant used in aqueous solution for sterilization of non-heat-resistant equipment; also used topically as an anhidrotic and as a tissue fixative for light and electron microscopy.

glutaraldehyde coagulation test
a test used for the detection of hypogammaglobulinemia in calves.