a cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant; the chloride salt is used as a topical antiinfective agent and disinfectant.
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cetalkoniumAn antiseptic and analgesic drug used to treat mouth ulcers, discimfort from dentures and infant teething symptoms. A brand name is Bonjela.
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