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trademark for preparations of merbromin, a topical antibacterial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The disodium salt of 2,7-dibromo-4-hydroxymercurifluorescein; an organic mercurial antiseptic compound that also has staining properties similar to those of eosin and phloxine, with strong affinity for cytoplasmic structures; also used histochemically to stain protein-bound sulfhydryl and disulfide groups for bright-field and fluorescence microscopy.
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A solution of merbromin.
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MercurochromeA proprietary formulation of merbromin, which was once popular as a topical antiseptic. Mercurochrome was deemed ineffective for that purpose and removed from the US market in 1998; it continues to be widely used in other countries.
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MercurochromeA proprietary merbromin which is nearly useless as a topical antibacterial
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Organic mercurial antiseptic compound that also has staining properties similar to those of eosin and phloxine.
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