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gentian

 [jen´shan]
the dried rhizome and roots of Gentiana lutea.
gentian violet an antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic dye, applied topically in the treatment of infections of the skin and mucous membranes associated with gram-positive bacteria and molds and also used to treat banked blood drawn from patients in areas endemic for Chagas' disease, to kill trypanosomes in the blood.

violet

 [vi´o-let]
1. the color produced by the shortest waves of the visible spectrum, beyond indigo, approximately 380 to 420 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
crystal violet (gentian violet) (methyl violet) gentian violet; see under gentian.

gen·tian vi·o·let

(jen'shŭn vī'ō-let),
An unstandardized dye mixture of violet rosanilins: it is also used topically as an antiinfective. See: crystal violet.

gentian violet

n.
A dye used in microscopy as a biological stain and in medicine as a bactericide, fungicide, and anthelmintic.

gentian violet

Podiatry A topical antifungal used to manage dermatomycosis. See Gentian.

gen·tian vi·o·let

(jen'shŭn vī'ŏ-lĕt)
An unstandardized dye mixture of violet rosanilins.

gentian violet

A solution of methylrosanilinium chloride, a pigment once widely used as a conspicuous skin application in cases of IMPETIGO but now considered politically incorrect in the Western world and has been replaced by more effective remedies. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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Comparison of anfifungal activities of gentian violet and povidine-iodine against clinical isolates of Candida species and other yeasts: a framework to establish topical disinfectant activities.
The generally recommended treatment by South African health officials is a 0.5% solution of gentian violet, which is effective, but highly visible, exposing treated patients to social stigma.
Gentian violet is very messy, and I rarely recommend it.
The FDA said that during targeted sampling from October 2006 to May 2007, it had repeatedly found farm-raised seafood imported from China to be contaminated with antimicrobial agents, namely nitrofuran, malachite green, gentian violet, and fluoroquinolone that are not approved for this use in the United States.
DATA WATCH Selected Antifungal Prescribing, 2003 Prescriptions Filled Penlac 1,165,000 Loprox 924,000 Loprox Topical Suspension 467,000 Gentian Violet Topical 4,000 Total Market 2,559,000 Source: Verispan
This study evaluates the effectiveness of Liqui-Drox as a process for developing latent prints on the adhesive side of a variety of types of tapes and compares it to four standard processes: alternate black powder, ash gray powder, gentian violet, and sticky-side powder at two lengths of storage time.
This time the artist used mostly white fabric (along with a few pieces in bright orange), on which he drew with gentian violet, a purple dye commonly used as a bactericide and fungicide.
The deep purple dye used by Gram was gentian violet, a mixture of crystal violet and other related dyes.
Naturopathic or nutraceutical anti-Candida dietary supplements such as garlic, Caprylic Acid, Black Walnut, Olive oil, Psyllium husk and seed powder, Pau d'Arco, Molybdenum, Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL), Glucosamine and N-acetylglucosamine (NAG), Concanavolin A, Manapol, Undecylenic acid, Gentian violet, digestive enzyme supplements, and various homeopathic formulas, among others.
A very mild solution of either chromic acid or gentian violet can be applied to the infected areas.