iodophor

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iodophor

 [i-o´do-for]
any of various compounds of iodine with carriers, used as surgical scrubs and surface disinfectants.

i·o·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr),
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Commercial preparations generally contain 1% "available" iodine, which is slowly released to take effect against microorganisms; used as skin disinfectants, particularly for surgical scrubs.
Synonym(s): tamed iodine
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

iodophor

[ī·ōdəfôr]
Etymology: Gk, ioeides + phoros, bearer
an antiseptic or disinfectant that combines iodine with another agent, such as a detergent.

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
Any compound in which iodine is combined with an organic carrier; an intermediate-level disinfectant registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as hospital disinfectant with tuberculocidal action. Available in topical antiseptics and hard-surface disinfectant form.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

io·do·phor

(ī-ō'dō-fōr)
A combination of iodine with a surfactant carrier, usually polyvinylpyrrolidone. Used as skin disinfectants.
[iodine + G. phora, a carrying]

iodophor

name given to any product in which surface-acting agents, such as nonoxynol, act as carriers and solubilizing agents for iodine. Used as skin disinfectants, especially as teat dips in mastitis control. Called also tamed iodine.
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The difference between a conventional iodine solution and an iodophor is that the latter carries practically all the iodine in a complexed form, so that the concentration of the free iodine in the solution is always very low.
Because the use of disinfectants such as glutaraldehydes, iodophors, and phenolics for disinfection produce irritating vapors, appropriate personal protective equipment to preclude chemical exposure is required.
Then the farmers add chlorine, sodium hydroxide, iodophors (a solution of iodine), and calcium oxide to keep the fish and the cages clean.
chlorhexidine, sient microorganisms and iodine and iodophors, chlo- reduce resident (5) flora roxylenol [PCMX], triclosan) (persistent activity) (8) Antiseptic Alcohol-based handrub (4) Remove or destroy tran- handrub sient microorganisms and reduce resident (5) flora (persistent activity) (8) Surgical Water and antimicrobial Remove or destroy Antisepsis soap (e.
1,8) Products containing alcohol, chlorhexidine, iodine and iodophors, chloroxylenol [PCMX] or triclosan are acceptable, but the manufacturer's directions for use should be followed.
Furthermore, ChloraPrep[R] is persistent in killing a broad spectrum of microorganisms on the skin for at least 48 hours versus two to three hours for iodophors.
Due to expanding applications in low-solvent coatings and hard surface cleaners, iodophors will record above-average growth and organometallics will comprise almost 45% of all disinfectants and antimicrobials in 2007.
Iodophors will record above-average growth and, with organometallics, will comprise almost 45 percent of all disinfectants and antimicrobials in 2007 due to expanding applications in low-solvent coatings and use in hard surface cleaners.
3% phenolics and iodophors have been deleted as high-level disinfectants;
ADVANTAGES OF ChloraPrep[R] OVER ChloraPrep[R] Iodophors IODOPHOS 2%CHG/70% IPA CDC preferred (1,2) YES NO Tinted to assure surgical staff exactly where the patient has been prepped SCRUB TEAL[TM] BROWN Residual activity 48 HOURS 2-3 HOURS Effective in the presence of blood and organic matter YES NO Less irritating YES NO Application steps ONE-STEP TWO-STEP APPLICATION APPLICATION (1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.