iodine tincture


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tincture

 [tingk´chur]
an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable drugs or chemical substances.
compound benzoin tincture a mixture of benzoin and several other ingredients in alcohol, used as a topical skin protectant.
iodine tincture a preparation of iodine and sodium iodide in diluted alcohol, used as a topical antiinfective.

i·o·dine tinc·ture

a hydroalcoholic solution containing 2% elemental iodine and 2.4% potassium iodide to facilitate dissolution and 47% alcohol; used as an antiseptic/germicide on the skin surface for cuts and scratches. Has been used as a skin disinfectant before surgery but is now largely replaced by organic forms of iodine.

io·dine tinc·ture

(īŏ-dīn tingkshŭr)
Hydroalcoholic solution containing 2% elemental iodine and 2.4% potassium iodide to facilitate dissolution and 47% alcohol; used as an antiseptic/germicide on the skin surface for cuts and scratches. Has been used as a skin disinfectant before surgery but is now largely replaced by organic forms of iodine.

io·dine tinc·ture

(īō-dīn tingkshŭr)
Hydroalcoholic solution used as an antiseptic/germicide on skin surfaces for cuts and scratches.

tincture

an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from an animal or vegetable drug or a chemical substance.

benzoin tincture, compound
a mixture of benzoin, aloes, storax and tolu balsam in alcohol; used as a topical protectant.
iodine tincture
a mixture of iodine and sodium iodide in a menstruum of alcohol and water; used as an anti-infective for the skin.