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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The manufacturer's instructions outline the importance of the rinsing step after the use of Cidex OPA.
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Made of high-impact plastic, the light source is waterproof, and the Sabre SureClean Cerumen Removal Kit's ear loops can be easily cleaned in soap and water, alcohol, bleach, peroxide, and Cidex. Extra illuminated cerumen removal loops are available.