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an antibacterial compound used in antimicrobial skin cleansers for surgical scrub, preoperative skin preparation, and cleansing skin wounds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A disinfectant agent widely used in surgery for preoperative skin cleansing and for sterilizing instruments by soakage. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Hibitane.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


An agent that kills or prevents the growth of bacteria. This term is generally restricted to agents that are sufficiently non-toxic for superficial application to living tissues. These include the preservatives for eye drops and contact lens solutions. Examples of antiseptics are alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, cetrimide, chlorbutanol, chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide, thimerosal (or thiomersalate). Other agents that are too toxic to be applied to living tissues are called disinfectants and are used to sterilize instruments and apparatus. See disinfection; ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid; neutralization; sterilization.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann


A bis-biguanide useful as a topical antiseptic. The gluconate form is used as an oral rinse to inhibit oral bacteria in some conditions.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Shipped as 10 containers 'FCL' every month, the 160 tonne order comprises antiscalants, two CIP cleaners, oxidising biocides and dechlorination chemicals all from Veolia's renowned Hydrex range.
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Meanwhile fellow Hydrex Honda rider Tommy Hill set his sights on landing the title in 2010 after ending a disruptive season on a high.
Race I: 1 Tom Sykes (Rizla Suzuki), 2 James Ellison (Hydrex Bike Animal Honda) +4.779s, 3 Shane Byrne (Airwaves Ducati) +5.089s, 4 Leon Haslam (HM Plant Honda) +14.336s, 5 Simon Andrews (Lloyds British Yamaha) +25.518s, 6 Cal Crutchlow (HM Plant Honda) +31.402s, 7 Michael Rutter (North West 200 Ducati) +36.383s, 8 BillyMcConnell (MSSDiscovery Kawasaki) +38.630s, 9 Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +48.039s, 10 John Laverty (Buildbase NW200 Ducati) +48.596s.
HYDREX Honda celebrated their second win in successive weekends as Guy Martin took victory in the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver's Mount.
Race I: 1 Shane Byrne (Airwaves Ducati) 32:01.058, 2 Leon Haslam(HMPlant Honda) +2.473, 3 Tom Sykes (Rizla Suzuki) +3.442, 4 James Ellison (Hydrex Bike Animal Honda) +5.856, 5 Leon Camier (Airwaves Ducati) +6.188, 6 Cal Crutchlow (HM Plant Honda) +6.636, 7 Karl Harris (Rob Mac Racing) +7.464, 8 Michael Rutter (NW 200 Ducati) +9.809, 9 Michael Laverty (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) +12.627, 10 Simon Andrews (Jentin Racing/Lloyds British Yamaha) +16.244.
And Guisborough-based Hydrex Honda were also cock-a-hoop after celebrating their first ever BSB victory, then following it up with a second place in race two.
It left Byrne claiming a first double win in five years, when he finished ahead of James Ellison (Hydrex Bike Animal Honda) and Airwaves Ducati teammate Leon Camier, in third.
The Morecambe rider had set the fastest time in practice, and showed his class to triumph on his HM Plant Honda by 26 seconds from Hydrex Honda's Guy Martin, with Ian Hutch-inson on a HM Plant Honda in third, one minute and six seconds off the pace.
HYDREX HONDA new-boy Tommy Hill admitted the MCE Insurance British Superbike paddock has become like an episode of EastEnders after he secured a deal to ride for the Guisborough-based team.
The Japanese rider took the victory - his second double of the season - by 2.786secs from Harris, who finished three seconds ahead of Haslam, with Rea fourth ahead of Byrne, Tommy Hill, riding the Virgin Mobile Yamaha, Rutter, Hydrex Honda rider Glen Richards, Ben Wilson on the Vivaldi Suzuki and Gary Mason.