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an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and sodium bicarbonate; used as a local antibacterial and formerly to irrigate wounds.
A dilute aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite used in cleansing wounds.
Etymology: Henry D. Dakin, American biochemist, 1880-1952; L, solutus, dissolved
an antiseptic solution containing boric acid and 0.4% to 0.5% of sodium hypochlorite, used for wound irrigation and treatment of athlete's foot.
an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and sodium bicarbonate; used in enormous quantities when veterinary surgery was a barnyard and kitchen table practice, and infected wounds were the norm. It was in general use as a local antibacterial and to irrigate wounds.