tincture of iodine


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tincture of iodine

Etymology: L, tinctura + Gk, ioeides, violet
a mixture of sodium iodide in an alcohol-water solution used as a skin disinfectant. The term is no longer in official use.

tincture of iodine

Obsolete term for a simple alcoholic solution of iodine.
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The three collections were done in duplicate using povidone-iodine and tincture of iodine preparation.
The same procedure was repeated on another phlebotomist using a tincture of iodine preparation.
Analysis of these data shows that the use of tincture of iodine as a disinfectant and collection of higher blood culture volumes correlated with a lower contamination rate.
SSKI) b) Tincture of Iodine c) Lugol Solution 2) Radioactive Iodides for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Purposes B) Organic 1) Naturally Occurring a) Thyroid hormones b) Thyroidal Iodolipids 2) Man-made a) Radiographic Contrast Media b) Iodine-Containing Drugs (I.
A wide variety of skin disinfectants are available, including 70% solution of ethyl alcohol in water, and iodine, including tincture of iodine and Lugol's iodine.
The previously mentioned CAP Q- Probe study [5] showed that preparation of puncture sites with tincture of iodine, as opposed to an iodophor, was superior in combating contamination at sites where non-phlebotomy personnel collected cultures.
In 1873, the French bacteriologist Davaine used tincture of iodine as an agent to treat anthrax in patients suffering from this infection.
Following Coindet's original success in treating goiter with tincture of iodine in 1819 and 1820, "In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition.
Being subject to an occasional pimple on the scalp, nape of the neck, or even buttocks, I have learned to apply tincture of iodine a couple of times a day for a few days.