hexachlorophene


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hexachlorophene

 [hek″sah-klor´ro-fēn]
a detergent and germicidal compound commonly incorporated in soaps and dermatologic agents.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hex·a·chlo·ro·phene

(hek'să-klō'rō-fēn),
A topical antibacterial formerly widely used in wound care and as a surgical scrub. Application to mucous membranes, denuded or burned surfaces, and intact skin in newborns has resulted in fatal CNS lesions. Use is currently restricted to disinfection of intact adult skin. Products containing more than 0.1% hexachlorophene are available only by prescription.
Synonym(s): hexachlorophane
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hexachlorophene

(hĕk′sə-klôr′ə-fēn′)
n.
An almost odorless white powder, C13H6Cl602, used as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial agent in soaps.
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hexachlorophene

An antibacterial used as a pre-operative scrub solution and detergent
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hex·a·chlo·ro·phene

(hek'să-klō'rŏ-fēn)
A topical antibacterial formerly widely used in wound care and as a surgical scrub. Use is currently restricted to disinfection of intact adult skin. Products containing more than 0.1% hexachlorophene are available only by prescription.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hex·a·chlo·ro·phene

(hek'să-klō'rŏ-fēn)
A topical antibacterial formerly widely used in wound care and as a surgical scrub. Use is currently restricted to disinfection of intact adult skin.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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